RYANAIR CABIN CREW CHARITY CALENDAR RAISES €600,000 IN 6 YEARS
2013-04-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC), today (9 Apr) presented the TVN Foundation in Warsaw with a €100,000 cheque, the sales proceeds of all 10,000 copies of the Ryanair 2013 Cabin Crew Charity Calendar, which sold out in record time.
Following over 450 charity applications, Ryanair’s gorgeous cabin crew selected the TVN Foundation to receive the entire proceeds of the 2013 calendar, which will be used to purchase hospital equipment to help children suffering from cystic fibrosis.
The 2013 calendar, featuring 12 Ryanair Cabin Crew stunners, proved to be huge hit once more while a behind the scenes ‘making of’ video – shot on location during the sizzling calendar photo-shoot in Paphos last June – has also broken records, with over 400,000 views on YouTube to date.
Ryanair’s Cabin Crew Calendar stars have now raised over €600,000 for charity since 2008, through their own voluntary efforts and preparations for the 2014 calendar are already well under way, with the application process for this year’s charity partnership set to open in June.
Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said:
“80m passengers will fly on Ryanair’s ultra-low fares this year where they will be looked after by our fabulous cabin crew, whose voluntary efforts have raised €100,000 for the TVN Foundation and over €600,000 for various charities in just six years. Ryanair is delighted to support the TVN Foundation and its outstanding work in helping children with cystic fibrosis.”
TVN Foundation’s Deputy CEO Anna Maruszeczko said:
“We are extremely glad that Ryanair has chosen the TVN Foundation as a beneficiary of its charitable activities in 2013. We are going to allocate the funds raised from the sales of the calendar to finance purchases of rehabilitation equipment and medical treatment of children diagnosed with cystic fibrosis who are under the Foundation’s care. The “you are not alone” TVN Foundation has for years focused on patients with this incurable disease as they demand utmost care and substantial financial expenses significantly exceeding financial capabilities of the average family.”