Christmas FM returns to airwaves with Cadbury and Dunnes Stores as premier sponsors

Station will raise funds and awareness for charity partner Sightsavers



28 November 2017

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It’s that time of year again…Christmas FM, the hugely popular radio station which raises hundreds of thousands of euro for deserving organisations every year, returned to the airwaves at 1pm today.

Christmas FM is primarily funded this year by premier FM sponsors Cadbury and Dunnes Stores. This is Cadbury’s second year to be involved in the radio station, while it is the inaugural sponsorship year for Dunnes Stores.

Cadbury is teaming up with Christmas FM as part of its ‘Cadvent Convoy’ campaign, which involves Cadbury trucks packed with festive surprises arriving at different locations nationwide in the run-up to Christmas.

This year, Christmas FM will be raising awareness and funds for the global charity Sightsavers, which aims to give the gift of sight this Christmas, saving over 5,000 people worldwide from a life of blindness, by providing sight-restoring operations.

“We are delighted to be back on air this year – and with this being our tenth year on air, it is a milestone we are all thrilled to have reached,” said Garvan Rigby, co-founder of Christmas FM. 

The station will broadcast from the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin which has kindly given the studio space for free. A host of very familiar radio voices will also be volunteering their time to bring listeners round-the-clock Christmas tunes and festive updates, as well as sharing their very special Christmas memories and favourite holiday experiences.

100% of donations raised by Christmas FM are passed to its chosen charity. The station is funded by sponsorship which covers all of the costs and allow more than 100 volunteers to participate across the station this year. Since 2008, Christmas FM has raised over €1.25 million for charities including ISPCC, Barnardos, Simon, Focus Ireland, Age Action, Aware, Make-A-Wish and Focus Ireland.

Christmas FM will be broadcasting live on the radio and online at







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