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30th Aug 2021

Christmas FM aims to raise €250k to support 5,000 Irish children living in poverty

Christmas FM will return to the airwaves this November.

Christmas may be another couple of months away, but we’re more than ready for Christmas FM to make its welcome return to the airwaves!

The merry station has just announced its official charity partner for 2021.

They confirmed that Barnardos is their charity partner for the approaching festive season.

Christmas FM is aiming to raise over €250,000 which will go directly towards Barnardos’ mission of working to give vulnerable children living in disadvantaged communities a better chance – because childhood lasts a lifetime.

Listener donations raised for Barnardos will be used to provide targeted and intensive support for over 5,000 children most in need – providing nutritious food, support with education, and therapeutic services with their trained support teams.

There’s no doubt that the money raised will help transform the lives of so many children.

Barnardos works directly with about 18,000 children and their families every year across its 45 projects. Their aim is to deliver services and work with families, communities, and partners to transform the lives of vulnerable children who are affected by adverse childhood experiences.

The Christmas radio station has raised a phenomenal €2.7 million since launching 14 years ago.

Garvan Rigby, co-founder of Christmas FM said: “We have experienced the most unprecedented era in our lifetime over the past 18 months, and the children that Barnardos work with have felt this pressure acutely. Barnardos is a very special organisation who, now more than ever, need our help and we are delighted to be partnering with them for Christmas this year.”

Suzanne Connolly, CEO of Barnardos added: “With the help of Christmas FM listeners, we hope to raise money to ensure we can provide nutritious meals to children in our centres, that we can continue to support them in their educational, physical, and emotional development and that our specially trained teams can offer targeted therapeutic support to those who need it most.

Christmas FM will return to the airwaves in November.