The Magic of Christmas brings together some of Ireland’s best known Children's charities - Barnardos, Barretstown, Make-A-Wish Ireland and The Community Foundation for Ireland - to raise over €1 million in the next three years for children who need it most
Posted on Friday 07 October 2022 in Press Releases
‘Give the Gift of Childhood to those who need it most, because every child deserves Magic at Christmas’
Christmas FM, the popular radio station that is seen by many as the official soundtrack to the festive season, is delighted to announce the launch of a new fundraising initiative. ‘The Magic of Christmas’ initiative brings together some of Ireland’s leading children’s charities as the official charity partners for Christmas FM for the next three years.
Christmas FM is aiming to raise over €1,000,000 between 2022 and 2024 for the charities - Barnardos, Barretstown, Make-a-Wish Ireland and The Community Foundation for Ireland.
The funds will go directly towards helping vulnerable children in our communities affected by traumatic life events such as poverty, abuse, neglect and bereavement, and to supporting children whose lives are affected by serious childhood illness. By donating to The Magic of Christmas, you will
Give the Gift of Childhood to those who need it most, because every child deserves Magic at Christmas.
Christmas FM will be celebrating its 15th year on air this year when it launches on FM in late November. Since it began broadcasting, the radio station has raised over €3 million for a range of charities. Donations raised for The Magic of Christmas fundraising initiative will be used to provide targeted support for over 10,000 children most in need – with funds distributed between the charity partners Barnardos, Barretstown, Make-a-Wish Ireland and The Community Foundation for Ireland. Christmas FM aims to build on the success of its fundraising campaigns over the last 15 years, raising awareness for the work of the charity partners and maximising the impact of funds raised.
Garvan Rigby, co-founder of Christmas FM, said:
“Christmas FM has a longstanding reputation as a force for good for Irish charities, raising over €3 million for charity since it was founded. This year, we’re delighted to partner with such amazing charities, Barnardos, Barretstown, Make-a-Wish Ireland and The Community Foundation for Ireland, through The Magic of Christmas initiative to build on this experience and reputation to help support thousands of children throughout Ireland over the next three years.”
Commenting on The Magic of Christmas fundraising initiative, the charity partners jointly said:
“We are delighted to be a part of this exciting collaborative initiative. It’s a great opportunity to work together towards a shared goal, and we’re delighted to be a part of something with so much potential. With the help of Christmas FM listeners, funds raised will ensure we can Give the Gift of Childhood to those who need it most, because every child deserves Magic at Christmas.
The collaborative nature of the Magic of Christmas embodies the spirit of charities in Ireland – by working together we can transform the lives of children and their families. We are urging everyone to support the Magic of Christmas.
About The Magic of Christmas
The Magic of Christmas is a not-for-profit initiative, founded by the people behind Christmas FM, and is delighted to be bringing together a partnership with Barnardos, Barretstown, Make-a-Wish Ireland and The Community Foundation for Ireland. The aim of the Magic of Christmas is to Give the Gift of Childhood to those who need it most, because every child deserves Magic at Christmas. Over the next three years, the initiative is hoping to raise over €1,000,000 for Ireland’s Children’s charities and to maximise the impact of funds raised by helping more children in need.
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About Christmas FM
Broadcasting almost nationwide, Christmas FM plays round-the-clock Christmas tunes, spreading an abundance of festive cheer and seasonal goodwill every single day in the run up to Christmas. The costs of running Christmas FM are covered by various sponsors, ensuring listener donations go directly to the fundraising initiative. The station is run each year by a core management team, assisted by more than 100 volunteers who devote hundreds of hours of their time.
Christmas FM will launch in late November on FM for its 15th year on air.
Christmas FM is available online at:
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Christmas FM – Bringing You the Magic of Christmas
For further information, contact:
Breda Brown / Aimee Winn
Tel: 01 522 5200 or 087 2487120 (BB)