Christmas FM will be hosting an annual 12-hour radiothon from today until 7pm to raise €150,000 for some of the biggest children’s charities in Ireland and the audience is responding with great enthusiasm. launch.
televised from the Clayton Hotel, famous faces who have been on set all day include comedian Michael Fry, podcaster James Kavanagh, Shannon Island ex Reilly McGrath and Dancing with stars Hughie Maughan.
There has also been strong online support including retweets from Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones.
By lunchtime, €75,000 had been donated to Barnardos, Barretstown, Make-A-Wish Ireland and The Community Foundation for Ireland through the initiative The Magic of Christmas.
Christmas FM was founded fifteen years ago to raise money for charity every December, and since 2008 has raised almost three million euros for many good causes.
It airs from November 27 to December 27 every year and is online year-round.
Christmas FM is now definitely part of the Irish Christmas Tradition.
For thousands of families in Ireland every year hearing their names sung on the air has become part of their festive celebrations and increasingly, the station is building a loyal following in the country. foreign.
This is traditionally the tune of Irish overseas, but in recent years many listeners have no connection to the Irish and simply enjoy the festive mood and music.
Over six thousand listeners abroad have emailed the station this year to say how much they love the station.
And Christmas FM is huge in Japan with hundreds of streams a day with growing interest from unusual places like Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Mauritius, Zambia, Malawi and LapLand.
Darragh O’Sullivan, one of the four founders of Christmas FM, said the group is “simply overwhelmed” by the support from its audience to this day.
Donations can be made through the Christmas FM website or by calling 0818 911 977.
https://www.independent.ie/news/rolling-stone-ronnie-wood-among-celebs-backing-christmas-fm-drive-to-raise-150000-for-charity-42233368.html Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood among celebrities supporting Christmas FM raising €150,000 for charity