Ryanair Supports The GROW Organisation
Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline (ULCC), today (27 June) made a €5,000 donation to the Irish charity GROW, the latest in a long line of charities to receive ongoing contributions from the sale of Ryanair’s “Fly to Win” onboard scratchcards.
Ryanair’s Robin Kiely and crew members were on hand at Ryanair’s Dublin Head Office to present the donation to Michele Kerrigan, chief executive of GROW Ireland, which aims to help people who have suffered, or are suffering, from mental health problems and which has a national network of over 130 groups in Ireland.
Ryanair’s scratchcards are extremely popular with passengers who are in with a chance to win prizes ranging from cash, to a brand new luxury car, as well as the opportunity to scoop a cool €1 million – all for a stake of just €2, with ongoing donations made to various charities across Europe, including the Jack & Jill Foundation and The Marie Keating Foundation in Ireland, The Meyer Children’s Hospital and L’Aquila Playgrounds in Italy, Fundación Pequeño Deseo in Spain and now Ireland’s GROW Organisation.
Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said:
“Ryanair is delighted to support the GROW Organisation, which does so much to help those with mental health issues. The organisation is one of many charities across Europe to receive ongoing donations from our ‘Fly To Win’ scratchcards, where passengers not only have the chance to win some fantastic prizes by playing, but can also help out many great causes.”
GROW’s CEO, Michele Kerrigan said:
“We are delighted with this unique opportunity. This sponsorship gives us as members of the organisation a great personal boost and enables GROW North East and the wider GROW community to reach out to many more than we ourselves could have done, and makes it possible to develop more young adult groups , community groups and awarness programmes.”