Ryanair Donates €100,000 To ISPCC Childline

Ryanair, Ireland’s No 1 airline, today (18 Dec) made a €100,000 donation to ISPCC Childline, its 2017 chosen charity partner, as it concluded the second year of its fundraising partnership, handing over the cheque just in time for Christmas.

Childline is the only 24-hour listening service which seeks to support and empower children and young people in Ireland with almost 85% of its funding raised through corporate and individual donations. Childline will receive over 1,200 calls on Christmas Day this year and Ryanair’s support will help ensure Childline volunteers are there to take calls from children every day and night over the festive period.

A number of fundraising initiatives were held throughout 2017 including a week-long summer holiday competition on TV3, a charity abseil, the Great Christmas Giveaway draw, and Ryanair will also be running its annual Head Office Christmas Jumper Day next week. Ryanair thanked all of its customers who supported its charity partnership over the past 12 months.

Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said:

“Ryanair is proud to partner once again with ISPCC Childline in 2017 and support the invaluable work they do to help children in need and the €100,000 donated will enable them to continue to provide a vital range of services. We have held a number of fundraising efforts in conjunction with Childline throughout 2017 and we wish to thank everyone who supported our events. We look forward to further charity events in 2018.”

ISPCC’s Gill Waters said:

“We would like to say a huge thank you to Ryanair and their customers for their continued support in 2017. Your commitment to ISPCC Childline means we can be there to answer calls from children every day and night. While houses around the country are filled with Christmas cheer and excitement, not all children experience the magical feeling of Christmas. Instead, they experience fear, loneliness, pain and neglect. Thankfully many of them reach out to Childline, to share their worries and fears. With Ryanair’s support, Childline is there to listen and give them hope.”

Christmas Jumper Day

On the last day in the office before Christmas, our staff organised a Christmas Jumper day in aid of ISPCC Childline.  We each donated €2 to wear our favourite Christmas jumpers or T-shirts, while the Scrooges who chose not to participate had to pay €5!  We raised almost €1,000 for our chosen charity partner.

The Great Christmas Giveaway In Aid Of ISPCC Childline Launched

Ryanair, Ireland’s No 1 airline, (20 Nov) launched the “Great Christmas Giveaway” competition and fundraiser in aid of ISPCC Childline, its 2017 charity partner.

All Ryanair customers are invited to donate to ISPCC Childline between 20 November and 11 December, and all participants will be entered into a draw to win fantastic prizes, including a family holiday, flight vouchers and luxury hampers, courtesy of Ryanair.

To enter, simply text “RYANAIR” to 50300 to donate €4 to ISPCC Childline and be entered into the draw, which will be made just in time for Christmas.

Childline is the only 24-hour listening service which seeks to support and empower children and young people in Ireland. Almost 85% of funding is raised through corporate and individual donations, and Ryanair has been proud to be a corporate supporter over the last 2 years.

Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said:

“Ryanair is proud to have partnered with ISPCC Childline again this year. We are launching the “Great Christmas Giveaway” to encourage people to donate to ISPCC Childline, and help support the invaluable work they do to help children. All those who do will also have a chance to win some fantastic prizes for themselves and their families in the run up to Christmas.

This text to donate campaign will run until 11 December, and we encourage all our customers to support this wonderful charity, and give themselves a chance of winning some fantastic prizes, by texting RYANAIR to 50300 today.”

ISPCC Chief Executive Grainia Long said:

“The ISPCC is delighted that Ryanair have decided to support Childline through their family holiday competition. This is the second year that Ryanair have chosen ISPCC Childline as their charity partner and we are very grateful to the incredible team for all of their hard work and ongoing support. This partnership raises vital funds and awareness for Ireland’s only 24-hour listening service for children and young people.”

TV3 Summer Holiday Competition

In association with Ireland’s Number 1 Independent television station, TV3, Ryanair Holidays gave away a fantastic week of holiday prizes as part of a week-long promotion, with all proceeds from this text competition in aid of ISPCC Childline.

TV3 viewers, Ryanair customers and supporters of the ISPCC, could text to donate €4 to the charity, and each day a fantastic holiday to destinations including the Costa Brava, the Algarve, Lisbon and the Costa del Sol was on offer.  This competition raised over €12,000 for ISPCC Childline.

Croke Park Abseil

We were delighted to support ISPCC Childline’s Abseil off the roof of Croke Park in Dublin.

The winners of competitions we ran among our staff, and among our social media followers, joined hundreds of other brave souls to abseil from the top of the roof of the fourth largest stadium in Europe.

Ryanair & Childline Charity Partnership ‘Takes Off’ For 2017

Ryanair, Europe’s No 1 airline, today (6 Mar) renewed its charity partnership with ISPCC Childine, which will be its chosen charity partner for 2017.  ISPCC Childline provides a 24 hour listening service, which empowers children using telephone, online and text services.

90% of ISPCC Childline funding is raised through corporate and individual donations and this partnership will allow Ryanair to support this worthy cause through a number of fundraising initiatives over the next year.  Ryanair donated over €100,000 to ISPCC Childline in 2016, and looks forward to continuing its partnership during the coming year.

Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer, Kenny Jacobs said:

“We are very pleased to continue our partnership with ISPCC Childline, our chosen charity partner for 2017 and we look forward to launching a number of initiatives over the next 12 months to raise more funds for this very worthy cause, which does so much invaluable work to help children in need. Customers will be able to continue supporting this partnership both online and offline and we look forward to making it another year to remember for Childline in 2017.”


ISPCC Chief Executive, Grainia Long said:

“We would like to thank the incredible team at Ryanair for all their hard work supporting the ISPCC in 2016 and for choosing us to be their charity partner once again in 2017. This partnership raises vital funds and awareness for Childline, which operates a 24-hour helpline for children throughout Ireland needing to talk to a trusted adult.


Childline has conversations with over 400,000 children each year. Children contact Childline for many reasons – they may be experiencing bullying, feel lonely or anxious or they may just want to talk something through. When children contact the Childline service, they are seeking a listening ear and often feel they have nowhere else to turn. We would like to thank Ryanair for helping to ensure we can answer every call, day and night.”