Christmas FM’s annual ‘Donation Day’ takes place December 21st

We will be running our annual Donation Day on Tuesday 21st December to raise funds for Barnardos, the station’s charity partner for 2021.

This year, Christmas FM wants to “Give the Gift of Childhood” by raising over €250,000 for Barnardos. The funds will provide targeted and intensive support for over 5,000 children most in need – including nutritious food, support with education, and therapeutic services with their trained support teams – because childhood lasts a lifetime.

During the 12-hour radiothon from 7am to 7pm on Tuesday 21st Decemberwe’re asking listeners to dig deep and make a donation through or via the telephone number 0818 911 977. 

This is an example of what a listeners donation can do:

  • €50 – can help Barnardos provide a month of warm, nutritious breakfasts for a vulnerable child. 
  • €100 – can make a child feel warm again by helping Barnardos give Winter Warmer Packs to vulnerable children, complete with a waterproof coat, hat and gloves 
  • €250 – can assist a child’s education by helping Barnardos buy books, school supplies and resources for their After School Homework Clubs. 

Garvan Rigby, Co-Founder of Christmas FM says: This is our 14th year on air as Christmas FM. Over the years we have raised almost €2.7 million for deserving charities, and we will continue to keep raising vital funds with the generous help of the Irish public. In addition to fundraising during the month of December, our specific Donation Day event on 21st December will hopefully help us to raise as much as possible for this year’s chosen charity, Barnardos.”

Suzanne Connolly, CEO, Barnardos, says: “On behalf of everyone here at Barnardos, I would like to thank the team at Christmas FM for choosing us to be part of this very special campaign and we are very excited about the upcoming Donation Day event. I hope that Christmas FM listeners across the country will get involved on December 21st and help us transform the lives of vulnerable children all across Ireland. Our gift of childhood partnership with Christmas FM, with your support, can make a difference.” 

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