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Christmas FM back on the airwaves

Christmas FM back on the airwaves

Christmas FM is back on the airwaves and can now be accessed by people throughout the North East on the 99.4FM frequency.

The station will be providing round the clock festive tunes to get people in the mood for Christmas, with broadcasts coming from the Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin.

Since 2008, Christmas FM has raised around €1m for charities including the ISPCC, Barnardos, the Simon Community, Age Action Ireland, Make-A-Wish Ireland and Aware.

This year its charity partner is Temple Street Children’s Hospital.

The radio station’s goal is to raise over €200,000 which will go towards giving the gift of life to over 1,000 critically ill babies and children in Temple Street. Funds raised will be used to purchase new state-of-the-art incubators and ventilators, helping to ensure that sick children have access to the very best paediatric equipment when they need it most.

Brian O’Driscoll, Temple Street Ambassador, said: ‘I would like to thank everyone at Christmas FM for choosing Temple Street Children’s Hospital as its beneficiary this year. All funds raised will buy much-needed new ventilators and incubators that will help doctors and nurses care for the young patients at the hospital. I hope that Christmas FM listeners all across the country will get involved this December and help make this vital new equipment a reality for children who need it most at Temple Street.”

Christmas FM is entirely funded through sponsorship with this year’s sponsors including Cadbury, Virgin Media, Dunnes Stores, Coca Cola, the AA, One 4 All and more. It is run each year by more than 100 volunteers who participate across the on-air production and promotion of the station, each devoting between 20 and 50 hours of their time.

As well as on 99.4FM you can also listen to Christmas FM via their app or at www.christmasfm.com

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