Christmas FM, which is sponsored by the premier FM sponsors Cadbury, Coca-Cola and An Post, has announced that it has far exceeded it's original goal to raise funds of €250,000 and instead raised €412,021 for Barretstown, their chosen charity for 2019.
The funds raised will now allow the charity to afford to fund over 1,400 days of life changing programmes for seriously ill children, as opposed to the expected 850 days at at Barretstown Castle in Co. Kildare.
Paul Shepherd, Co-founder of Christmas FM extended his thanks to the stations listeners and to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland for granting the station the license to broadcast and their premier FM sponsors for the year - Cadbury, Coca-Cola and An Post.
"We would also like to thank the Ballsbridge Hotel who have, once again, provided us with a home for our radio studio." He said.
Through these specially-designed camps and programmes, Barretstown brings back the fun of childhood by helping children affected by serious illness to ‘press play’ on childhood again.
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 children to experience the magic of Barretstown each year.
The 2019 fundraising figure brings to over €2.25 million the total amount of funds the radio station has raised for a range of charities since its inception in 2008.
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