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Cork Airport "12 Days Of Christmas" Charity Initiative

04 December 2013

- Christmas Charity Initiative in association with Red FM in aid of Bee for Battens, Make a Wish Foundation and Down Syndrome Ireland-

This Christmas at Cork Airport we have a special surprise about to take off!  From December 9th to December 20th our charity fundraising initiative ‘12 Days of Christmas’ in association with Red FM will take place at the airport. The charity initiative will see local choirs perform at Cork Airport over 12 days in the lead-up to Christmas to raise much needed funds for Cork Airport’s three charities of the year - Bee for Battens, Make a Wish Foundation and Down Syndrome Ireland.

Red FM’s Red Patrollers will be broadcasting live from the airport over the twelve days, helping to promote the initiative and spread some festive cheer to the thousands of passengers who will be returning home to the region for Christmas. All of the money raised will go to benefit the three charities and Cork Airport will also contribute to the fundraising total for these very worthy causes.

Speaking about the fundraising initiative, Niall MacCarthy, Cork Airport Director, said: “We are delighted to launch our ‘12 Days of Christmas’ charity fundraising initiative. It is so important, particularly at Christmas, to give something back to the community. Our very worthy charities of the year are Bee for Battens, Make a Wish Foundation and Down Syndrome Ireland, each of whom do phenomenal work which we are delighted to support. We have been amazed by the enthusiasm of the choirs who have signed-up to get involved so far and we are delighted to have Red FM on board as our media partner. We hope that this initiative will create a wonderful atmosphere for those travelling home to Cork for Christmas or those picking up some welcome winter sun in warmer climates over the Christmas Holiday season, while supporting the important work of our three charity beneficiaries.”

Bee for Battens- Battens disease is a rare neuro-degenerative, and always fatal, disease that affects babies, young children and juveniles. Bee for Battens provides parents, families and all those affected by Battens disease on the island of Ireland with support, networking and a credible source of information.
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Make a Wish Foundation
Make a Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children aged between 3 and 17 years living with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since arriving in Ireland in 1992, Make-A-Wish has granted wishes for almost 1,500 brave children.
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Down Syndrome Ireland
Down Syndrome Ireland is a national voluntary organisation supporting people with Down syndrome and their families in twenty-five branches across Ireland. Down Syndrome Ireland represents and supports 3,500 members through a national team and twenty-five local branches nationwide. Down Syndrome Ireland is substantially funded through donations and national fundraising events
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