Christmas FM announces Temple Street as official charity partner for 2018

Festive radio station will raise funds this Christmas to help give the gift of life to over 1,000 critically ill babies and children in Temple Street Children’s University Hospital

 Christmas FM is delighted to announce Temple Street as the official charity partner for the festive radio station for 2018.

The radio station is aiming to raise over €200,000 which will go towards giving the gift of life to over 1,000 critically ill babies and children in Temple Street.  Funds raised will purchase new state-of-the-art incubators and ventilators, helping to ensure that sick children have access to the very best paediatric equipment when they need it most.

Nearly 150,000 sick children come through the doors of Temple Street every year in need of urgent care, All monies raised by Christmas FM will go towards ensuring that seriously sick children receive the highest quality medical care in a caring and family-focused environment.

Christmas FM will be celebrating its 11th year on air this year and, since it began broadcasting, has raised almost €1.5million for a range of charities. The costs of running Christmas FM are covered by various sponsors, ensuring that all on-air fundraising and donations will go directly to Temple Street.

Seen by many as the official soundtrack to the festive season, 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.

Broadcasting almost nationwide, Christmas FM is listened to by almost one in three adults. It is entirely funded through sponsorship and run each year by more than 100 volunteers on-air, devoting hundreds of hours of their time. The station is also available online.

Garvan Rigby, co-founder of Christmas FM, says: “Temple Street Hospital is such a wonderful organisation and we are delighted to be partnering with them for Christmas FM this year. The radio station creates a very special feel-good festive factor that is unrivalled anywhere else, and we look forward to sharing that with everyone at Temple Street – patients, parents and staff – as well as our listeners. As sponsorship pays the running costs of the radio station, this means that all monies raised on air through donations can go directly to Temple Street and we look forward to raising as much as possible this year for such a worthy cause”  

Denise Fitzgerald, Chief Executive, Temple Street Foundation says: “Christmas FM is the sound of Christmas for so many and we are absolutely delighted to have been chosen as their charity partner for 2018. The partnership will not only raise much needed funds for Temple Street but will raise the spirits of staff, our patients and their families during the festive season.  Every minute of every day, children are cared for in Temple Street’s critical care wards, and the donations raised by Christmas FM will help purchase new incubators and ventilators for fragile babies and children in our hospital.  Sick children need great care right now – and with the help of Christmas FM listeners this December, we can continue to buy the vital equipment that the hospital needs to continue its life-saving work.”

While the main on-air sponsorships are now in place with key brands for 2018, there are variety of other sponsor opportunities still available to help businesses to get noticed over the festive season. Find out more about Christmas FM at


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