Cadbury, Coca-Cola and An Post sign up as main sponsors of Christmas FM for 2020

Gavan Rigby, co-founder of Christmas FM and Paddy Galsworthy, fundraising manager at Alone

Donations will help Alone provide 20,000 hours of vital support to enable older people in Ireland to live independently in their own homes and communities


Brand Central

23 November 2020

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Christmas FM is back……and Cadbury, Coca-Cola and An Post have signed up for another year as premier sponsors of the festive radio station. The hugely popular radio station, which raises hundreds of thousands of euro for deserving charities every year, will return to the airwaves on Saturday, 28 November 2020 at 12pm.

As the running of the radio station is funded by sponsorship, this means that the donations raised from Christmas FM will be given to this year’s chosen charity – Alone.

Donations to Christmas FM will help support Alone’s mission to provide support coordination, befriending, and access to all of Alone’s services to thousands of older people who are homeless, socially isolated, living in deprivation or in a crisis. Donations from listeners will enable Alone to provide over 20,000 hours of vital support to older people in Ireland enabling them to live happily and independently in their own homes and communities, as there is no place like home – especially at Christmas time.

Christmas FM will be celebrating its 13th year on air this year and, since it began broadcasting, has raised almost €2.5 million for a range of charities including Barretstown, Temple Street, Sightsavers, ISPCC, Barnardos, Simon, Age Action, Aware, Make-A-Wish and Focus Ireland. The costs of running Christmas FM are covered by various sponsors, ensuring that, this year, all on-air fundraising and donations by listeners will go directly to Alone.

Christmas FM will broadcast from the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin, which has kindly given the studio space for free. Tune in on Saturday, 28 November from 12pm to hear a host of familiar radio voices who will be volunteering their time to bring you round-the-clock Christmas tunes and festive updates, as well as sharing their special Christmas memories and favourite holiday experiences. The station will be broadcasting live on FM, on smart speakers, the Christmas FM app and online at Find out all the ways to listen at 









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