Cadbury, Coca-Cola and An Post sign up as main sponsors of Christmas FM for 2021

Christmas FM aims to raise over €250,000 for Barnardos to Give the Gift of Childhood this Christmas for over 5,000 children living in poverty

Christmas FM, the popular radio station that is seen by many as the official soundtrack to the festive season, is delighted to announce that Cadbury, Coca-Cola and An Post have signed up for yet another year as Premier FM Sponsors of the radio station.

Christmas FM will be celebrating its 14th year on air this year when it launches on FM in November and since it began broadcasting, has raised over €2.7 million for a range of charities.

This year, Christmas FM will return to the FM airwaves on Sunday 28th November 2021 with the aim of raising over €250,000 for charity partner Barnardos 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. Barnardos is a trauma informed organisation working directly with about 18,000 children and their families every year across its 45 projects.


As the running of the radio station is funded by sponsorship this ensures that all on-air fundraising and donations will go directly to Barnardos.

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

“We’re really delighted to bring Christmas FM back on-air for our 14th year with a big helping hand from our premier FM sponsors – Cadbury, Coca-Cola and An Post. We would also like to thank who have kindly donated the studio space this year. It’s a significant achievement to have reached this milestone and we want to thank each and every one of our listeners who have supported us and in turn, supported each of our chosen charities.”

“This would not be possible without our brilliant sponsors Cadbury, Coca-Cola and An Post who have come on board again this year as the 2021 Premier FM sponsors and who have kindly donated the studio space this year. We’re excited to get back on FM and begin our fundraising, so we can help our charity partner Barnardos to Give the Gift of Childhood to over 5,000 children this Christmas. We would like to thank each of our sponsors once more this year for their invaluable support.”

Aisling Wilde, Frontline Activation Country Lead, Coca-Cola Ireland said:

“Christmas is about bringing people together and spending quality time with friends and family. This year, Coca-Cola will be spreading real Christmas magic across the island of Ireland, and we’re delighted to be continuing our partnership with Christmas FM to help us to do just that. We will be announcing our exciting Christmas plans soon, follow #HolidaysAreComing to learn more”.


Richard Miley, Marketing Communications Lead of An Post Mails & Parcels says:

“An Post is committed to empowering connections for people of all generations across the world this Christmas, so that they can stay connected and send love at home and abroad. Christmas FM is a vital part of Christmas in Ireland, as we replay old memories and make new ones. We’re delighted to work with the hardworking Christmas FM team again this year and to make life a little brighter for everyone while supporting Barnardos.” 


Spokesperson and Cadbury Brand Manager, Maighréad Lynch said:

“We are so excited to be sponsoring Christmas FM and our charity partner Barnardos this year. There is no greater time of year to celebrate the people of Ireland’s generous instinct and raise much needed funds for Barnardos, to help their vital work. Christmas is the season for generosity, and we are delighted to work Christmas FM to help bring people some festive magic and cheer while supporting a worthy cause.’’

Christmas FM will be broadcasting from the offices of who have kindly donated the studio space this year.  Tune in on Sunday 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


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