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€22million raised in 22 years as Aer Lingus and UNICEF Ireland celebrate Change for Good
Picture shows l-r, Nuala Byrne, Aer Lingus Cabin Crew member and Change for Good Ambassador; Peter Power UNICEF Ireland Executive Director and Liz McNulty, Aer Lingus PR Specialist.
Almost €22 million has been raised by Aer Lingus guests and staff for UNICEF Ireland, with the airline and charity celebrating 22 years of partnership. The money has been raised through Change for Good on board collections, which sees unwanted foreign notes and coins on all long haul Aer Lingus flights going to support UNICEF's global mission to help children in over 190 of the world's poorest countries and territories.
Through Change for Good collections almost €1 million was raised in 2018 alone. Through the year, four special collections took place raising money for humanitarian emergency appeals for Rohingya refugees, India, and the crises in Yemen and Syria.
As part of the ongoing partnership, Aer Lingus cabin crew also volunteer time on some of UNICEFs vital global trips. Earlier this year a number of Aer Lingus cabin crew and UNICEF Change for Good ambassadors visited Sierra Leone and in March 2018, four ambassadors travelled to India to see UNICEF programmes in action.
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Aer Lingus is in talks with the Government over receiving further financial support, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said. “To say very clearly,” he told the Dáil, “Aer Lingus will not be allowed to fail. It is already receiving substantial financial support from government. Discussions are underway on further support for the company so it is there when we need it again.”
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