Ryanair, the Ireland-based low-fare airline, has made a €10,000 donation to the UK charity Anthony Nolan, and 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 €10,000 donation to Nicky Read, Head of Corporate Fundraising at Anthony Nolan, which works to support the lives of people living with blood cancer and blood disorders.
He also 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 Robin Kiely said: ‘Ryanair is delighted to support Anthony Nolan, which does so much to save the lives of people who desperately need lifesaving blood transplants.’
‘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,’ Kiely said in a separate release.
Anthony Nolan’s, Nicky Read said: ‘We are delighted to receive this generous donation from Ryanair’s fabulous charity scratchcards. This donation will enable us to recruit more potential donors on to the register and give hope to people in need of lifesaving bone marrow transplants.’
And commenting on Ryanair’s donation, 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.
We appreciate both the money and the mentions via the Ryanair scratchcards. Thank you.’
Ryanair’s scratchcards are reportedly popular with passengers who can win prizes of cash, luxury cars, or €1 million – for a stake of €2, with some of the profit used to fund numerous charity donations across Europe.