ISPCC – Chosen Partner

What it is

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) is Ireland’s national child protection charity. Their mission is to make the protection of children everyone’s priority. The ISPCC provides a range of services directly to children and families,
and advocates for change to enhance the lives of children in Ireland. Childline is the national listening service for children and young people in Ireland, and is a confidential service run by the ISPCC, by telephone, text and online. In 2017, Childine answered over 380,000 contacts every year by phone, text and web chat. Childline is one of the ISPCC’s suite of services for children and is open 365 days a year. Their volunteers come from all walks of life,
and receive significant training in active listening to equip them to listen to, support and empower children.

 

What we do

Ryanair have worked with ISPCC Childline on numerous campaigns and competitions to help their mission of making the protection of children everyone’s priority. On top of that our goal is to raise much needed funds so that their service can operate 24/7 365 days of the year. So far we have raised over €300,000 for ISPCC Childline.

 

Who benefits

As Europe’s favourite airline we believe that it is our responsibility to give back to charities and organisations that are in need of funding and raised awareness. We are proud to help such a charity that provides a listening service to vulnerable children throughout Ireland

 

ISPCC CEO, John Church said:

“ISPCC Childline relies on corporate and public donations for over 90 per cent of its funding, to ensure the service is always there for every child and young person in Ireland. Unfortunately, not every house in the country fills with Christmas cheer and excitement. Some children feel anxious, upset, lonely, or afraid. Thankfully, many contact Childline to share their worries and fears. Childline answers over 1,000 contacts every year on Christmas Day from children and young people across Ireland who seek a listening ear. With Ryanair’s support, Childline is there to support them and to give them hope.

This is the third year that Ryanair have chosen ISPCC Childline as their charity partner and we are hugely grateful to Ryanair’s dedicated staff and customers for all of their continued support.”