Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, (Thurs, 3rd Sept) in partnership with Pequeño Deseo Foundation in Madrid, granted the lockdown wish of 10-year-old Erik. This is the 50 wish that Ryanair has been lucky enough to work on with Pequeño Deseo since it became its chosen European charity partner in 2019.
The Pequeño Deseo Foundation, which aims to fulfil the wishes of children with chronic diseases or poor prognosis, teamed up with Ryanair to organise a Star Wars themed treasure hunt for Erik while he was spending lockdown in a Spanish hospital. A number of videos, starring some of Erik’s favourite Star Wars characters, guided him through his quest to find Star Wars themed presents.
Pequeño Deseo, Ryanair’s chosen European charity partner, is a Spanish non-profit organisation, that supports sick children by making their wishes come true. Through this partnership, Ryanair and its customers support key fundraising and awareness initiatives throughout the year across Spain and Europe.
Ryanair’s Alejandra Ruiz said:
“Ryanair is delighted to be able to support the Pequeño Deseo Foundation and help grant Erik’s wish during lockdown. Ryanair is really proud of the work we get to do with this Foundation, which does so much to help children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. From all of us here at Ryanair – may the force be with you, Erik!”
Cristina Cuadrado of Pequeño Deseo Foundation said:
“Once again, we are thrilled to thank the Ryanair team for their support in helping to make this child happy. Erik couldn’t leave the hospital, but together we managed to fulfil his wish. We are living through difficult times due to Covid-19 and the help of partners like Ryanair is now more important than ever. Thank you Ryanair and Legion 501” .
Please see link here for accompanying video: https://we.tl/t-kindyjxfN0