Christmas FM returns to the airwaves on 28th November with Cadbury, Coca-Cola and An Post as main sponsors

  • Generous sponsorship means 100% of donations raised by Christmas FM will go to Barretstown

It’s that time of year again…Christmas FM, the hugely popular radio station which raises hundreds of thousands of euro for deserving charities every year, will return to the airwaves on Thursday, 28th November 2019 at 1pm! 

This year, Christmas FM’s premier FM sponsors are Cadbury, Coca-Cola and An Post. As the running of the radio station is funded by sponsorship, this means that 100% of donations raised by Christmas FM will be passed to the chosen charity. 

In 2019, Christmas FM wants to “press play” on over 850 days of life changing programmes at Barretstown, rebuilding the lives of seriously ill children. The services provided to all of the children and families who attend Barretstown are entirely free of charge, so donations and fundraising efforts are vital for the charity to help more seriously ill children to experience the magic of Barretstown each year. 

Christmas FM will be celebrating its 12th year on air this year and, since it began broadcasting, has raised just under €2 million a range of charities including Temple Street, Sightsavers, ISPCC, Barnardos, Simon, Age Action, Aware, Make-A-Wish and Focus Ireland.

Christmas FM will broadcast from the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin, who has kindly given the studio space for free. Tune in on Thursday, 28th November from 1pm 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, including online at and on Virgin Media Channel 900. Find out all the ways to listen at 

Garvan Rigby, co-founder of Christmas FM, says: We are delighted to bring Christmas FM back on-air for our twelfth year. We are beyond delighted 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 2019 premier FM sponsors and for Barretstown, who have been chosen as the year’s charity. We’re excited to get on air and begin our fundraising, so we can help press play on over 850 days of life changing programmes at Barretstown, rebuilding the lives of seriously ill children.”

Ria Rianti, Brand Manager at Cadbury, says: “Cadbury and Christmas go hand in hand and we are delighted to be working with Christmas FM again this year to celebrate the generous instinct that Irish people are so well known for. We hope listeners enjoy being part of the Cadbury Secret Santa on-air giveaways and celebrate the joy of giving, just because this Christmas. The countdown to Christmas would not be the same without Christmas FM and we at Cadbury can’t wait to tune in next week!”

Garrett Bridgeman, Managing Director, An Post Mails & Parcels says: “We’re all about Sending Love through cards and parcels to family and friends at home and abroad this Christmas.  Supporting Christmas FM is a very special part of our countdown to Christmas and we’re delighted to be working with their wonderful team to Send Love near and far again this year”

Petre Sandru, Country Manager of Coca-Cola Ireland said: “Coca-Cola is a brand so synonymous with Christmas and we can’t wait to start spreading the Christmas spirit across the island of Ireland. Coca-Cola are delighted to be supporting Christmas FM again this year as a part of our Holidays Are Coming campaign, bringing you the magic of Christmas through the airwaves all December long”.

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Christmas FM – Bringing You The Magic Of Christmas