Ryanair Supports Jack & Jill Children’s Charity
Ryanair, Europe’s favourite low fares airline, today (18 Dec) made a €20,000 donation to the Irish children’s charity “Jack & Jill”, the latest in a series of charities to receive support from Ryanair’s “Fly to Win” scratchcards.
Ryanair’s Michael Cawley presented the €20,000 donation to Jonathan Irwin, CEO of the Jack & Jill Children’s charity, which provides direct funds to families of children with brain damage who suffer severe intellectual and physical developmental delay, enabling them to receive home respite care.
Ryanair’s scratchcards are very popular with passengers who can win prizes of cash, luxury cars, or scoop a cool €1 million – all for a stake of just €2, which funds numerous charity donations across Europe.
Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said:
“Ryanair is delighted to support the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation, which does such wonderful work to help families of children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. The Foundation is one of many charities across Europe to receive support from our ‘Fly To Win’ scratchcards, where passengers can not only win fantastic prizes by playing, but can also help out many great causes.”
Jack & Jill’s CEO, Jonathan Irwin said:
“On behalf of the 300 children and their families supported by the Jack & Jill Foundation, I salute and thank Ryanair and its staff most sincerely. To be under the wing of such an iconic brand like Ryanair is just wonderful and a lovely reminder that we are not alone. Every cent raised funds home nursing care hours for children, all over Ireland, from birth to 4 years of age who have life limiting conditions; precious children who need constant care. Some are brought home to die, where their parents want them, and where they belong for whatever short time they have. We appreciate both the money and the mentions via the Ryanair scratchcards. Thank you.”