All listener donations made to Christmas FM will go directly to children’s charities Barnardos, Barretstown, Make-A Wish Ireland and The Community Foundation for Ireland through ‘The Magic of Christmas’ fundraising initiative.
Christmas FM, the well-loved Christmas radio station that kicks off the festive season around Ireland, is delighted to announce that Cadbury, Coca Cola and An Post are on board again this year as Premier FM Sponsors for the radio station.
Christmas FM will switch on Christmas in Ireland when it returns to the FM airwaves on the 28th November 2022. The much-loved station, which marks the start of the official Christmas season for many, will play Christmas hits around the clock.
This year, Christmas FM has launched ‘The Magic of Christmas’ fundraising initiative which brings together Barnardos, Barretstown, Make-A-Wish Ireland and The Community Foundation for Ireland as their official charity partners for the next three years.
Christmas FM is aiming to raise over €1,000,000 over the next three years to help the charities support vulnerable children in our communities affected by traumatic life events such as poverty, abuse, neglect and bereavement, as well as supporting children whose lives are affected by serious childhood illness.
Christmas FM, which is celebrating its 15th year on air this year, has raised over three million euro for a range of charities since it began broadcasting.
Garvan Rigby, Co-Founder of Christmas FM said:
“We are so excited that with the help of our incredible sponsors Christmas FM is back on air for our 15th year. Cadbury, Coca-Cola and An Post have returned as premier FM sponsors again this year and we’re delighted to have them on board.
Celebrating our 15th year on the airwaves is a significant milestone for us which we wouldn’t have been able to achieve without the BAI and our amazing listeners and volunteers who have supported us and our chosen charities throughout the years. We’re really looking forward to switching Christmas on in Ireland while also fundraising for our charity partners through The Magic of Christmas’ initiative. We would also like to thank Clayton Hotel Liffey Valley who have kindly donated the studio space this year.”
Maighréad Lynch, Brand Manager at Cadbury Ireland, said:
“We’re delighted to be working with the amazing Christmas FM team once again, it’s something that we look forward to every year. It’s fantastic that Barnardos, our charity partner, will be part of the Magic of Christmas fundraising initiative with the station this year as well as many other brilliant children’s charities who do such vital work across the country. Christmas is the time for generosity and showing you care and we are really excited to work with Christmas FM to help bring some festive magic and cheer this year while supporting many worthy causes.’’
Aisling Wilde, Frontline Activation Country Lead at The Coca-Cola Company, said:
“Coca-Cola and Christmas have a longstanding connection and our sponsorship of Christmas FM for the 4th year allows us to bring the Coca-Cola Christmas spirit to the Irish airwaves again. Christmas always finds its way and after two years of restrictions, we can’t wait to start spreading the Christmas spirit across the island of Ireland. Our iconic Christmas truck and Designated Driver initiative will both return alongside other exciting experiences, bringing a sprinkling of magic to everyone this festive season.”
Richard Miley, Marketing Communications Lead of An Post Mails & Parcels, said:
“For us at An Post, Christmas is about sending from the heart and spreading the magic of Christmas. That is why we are delighted to be once again working with Christmas FM, the station that is the sound of the season. The real magic is that we get to spread the Christmas message and also support the work of these wonderful charities.”
Christmas FM will also be broadcasting from The Clayton Hotel Liffey Valley who have kindly donated their studio space this year. Tune in from the 28th November to hear a host of familiar voices who will be donating their time to bring you round the clock Christmas hits and festive news. The station will be broadcasting live on FM, on smart speakers, the Christmas FM app and online at www.christmasfm.com.
Find out all the ways to listen at https://christmasfm.com/listenin/