Cadbury, Coca-Cola and An Post sign up as main sponsors of Christmas FM for 2020

  • Donations will help ALONE provide 20,000 hours of vital support to enable older people in Ireland to live independently in their own homes and communities

Christmas FM is back……and Cadbury, Coca-Cola and An Post have signed up for another year as premier sponsors of the festive radio station. The hugely popular radio station, which raises hundreds of thousands of euro for deserving charities every year, will return to the airwaves on Saturday, 28th November 2020 at 12pm! 

As the running of the radio station is funded by sponsorship, this means that the donations raised from Christmas FM will be given to this year’s chosen charity – ALONE.

Donations to Christmas FM will help support ALONE’s mission to provide support coordination, befriending, and access to all of ALONE’s services to thousands of older people who are homeless, socially isolated, living in deprivation or in a crisis. Donations from listeners will enable ALONE to provide over 20,000 hours of vital support to older people in Ireland enabling them to live happily and independently in their own homes and communities, as there is no place like home – especially at Christmas time.

Christmas FM will be celebrating its 13th year on air this year and, since it began broadcasting, has raised almost €2.5 million for a range of charities including Barretstown, Temple Street, Sightsavers, ISPCC, Barnardos, Simon, Age Action, Aware, Make-A-Wish and Focus Ireland. The costs of running Christmas FM are covered by various sponsors, ensuring that, this year, all on-air fundraising and donations by listeners will go directly to ALONE.

Christmas FM will broadcast from the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin, who has kindly given the studio space for free. Tune in on Saturday, 28th November from 12pm to hear a host of familiar radio voices who will be volunteering their time to bring you round-the-clock Christmas tunes and festive updates, as well as sharing their special Christmas memories and favourite holiday experiences. 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/ 

Garvan Rigby, co-founder of Christmas FM, says:

“We are delighted to bring Christmas FM back on-air for our thirteenth year. We are extremely proud to have reached this mark and want to thank each and every one of our listeners who have supported us and in turn, supported each of our chosen charities. We would like to thank Cadbury, Coca-Cola and An Post who have come on board as the 2020 premier FM sponsors and for ALONE, who have been chosen as the year’s charity. We’re excited to get on air and begin our fundraising, so we can help ALONE carry out 20,000 hours of vital support which is needed now more than ever.”

Petre Sandru, Country Manager of Coca-Cola Ireland says:

“Although Christmas may look a little different this year, 2020 marks 100 years of Coca-Cola and Christmas. We can’t wait to start spreading some uplifting Christmas sparkle across the island of Ireland and are delighted to be supporting both ALONE and Christmas FM as a part of our Christmas activity, bringing you the magic of festive season through the airwaves all December long.”

Julie Gill, Marketing Director, An Post Mails & Parcels at An Post, says:

“We are heading into a very different Christmas, when staying connected with family and friends near and far will be more important than ever. An Post is committed to supporting personal and business customers through our Community Focus activities. Our support of Christmas FM is an important part of this. We are delighted to be working with the wonderful Christmas FM team again this year, I know I will be listening as I work from home to bring some Christmas cheer to the weeks ahead.”  

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