Irish children’s charity ISPCC Childline has been named as Ryanair’s charity partner for the second year in 2017.
The budget carrier donated more than €100,000 to ISPCC Childline in 2016, and is planning a number of fundraising initiatives over the coming year.
The charity provides a 24-hour listening service, which empowers children using telephone, online and text services, with 90% of funding raised through corporate and individual donations.
Ryanair 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.”
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