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Your donation will go to support Barnardos, Barretstown, Make-A-Wish Ireland and range of children’s charities around Ireland with a local, community focus.

Coming together

to give the Gift of Childhood to those who need it most, because every child deserves Magic at Christmas.

The Magic of Christmas

The Magic of Christmas brings together some of Ireland’s best known Children’s charities – Barnardos, Barretstown, Make-A-Wish Ireland and The Community Foundation for Ireland – to raise over €1 million in the next three years for children who need it most.

The funds will go directly towards helping vulnerable children in our communities affected by traumatic life events such as poverty, abuse, neglect and bereavement, and to supporting children whose lives are affected by serious childhood illness. By donating to The Magic of Christmas in December, you will Give the Gift of Childhood to those who need it most, because every child deserves Magic at Christmas.

This donation is a secure and encrypted payment. Funds donated to The Magic of Christmas will go to support Barnardos, Barretstown, Make-A-Wish Ireland and range of children’s charities around Ireland with a local, community focus. Funds will be distributed by The Community Foundation for Ireland (Charities Regulator Number: 20044886).

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Bringing together

To give the Gift of Childhood to those who need it most, because every child deserves Magic at Christmas.

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The Magic of christmas

The Magic of Christmas is a not-for-profit Initiative that brings together some of Ireland’s best known Children’s charities, Barnardos, Barretstown and Make-A-Wish Ireland and The Community Foundation for Ireland.

Our Goal between 2022-2024 is to raise over €1,000,000 to Give the Gift of Childhood to over 10,000 children who need it most, because every child deserves Magic at Christmas. 

You can donate online or by phone starting at the end of November.

Barnardos, Barretstown, Make-A-Wish Ireland, and The Community Foundation for Ireland. You’ll find a full report on how each charity puts the donations to work here in 2023.

Donations are split equally between our charity partners Barnardos, Barretstown, Make-A-Wish Ireland, and The Community Foundation for Ireland.

The Charity partners, Barnardos, Barretstown and Make-A-Wish Ireland have made an upfront budget available to cover essential running costs such as call centre operations, ecommerce and website hosting, partner support, social media and digital activity,  and day to day administration. In addition to this no more than €1 of every €10 will be used to develop the initiative through growing new media partnerships, marketing and promotions to help us raise even more funds to reach more of the children who need it most.

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For the first three years of The Magic of Christmas initiative, we are working with charities we have worked with in the past. We believe that together we can have a bigger impact and help more children and causes all over Ireland. We are also introducing The Community Foundation for Ireland to the initiative as this will enable other charities and community groups from every corner of Ireland to avail of grants/funds for projects and services that support children in towns and villages across Ireland.

It is a not-for-profit initiative set up by the people behind Christmas FM to expand the Christmas charity campaign and raise funds for more causes than previously possible. We save on costs by sharing resources, and the talents and services of the existing Christmas FM and charity partners teams will be utilised where possible.

Christmas FM is the founding media partner for this initiative. Our hope is that Christmas FM will be joined by other media partners in the coming years to build on the success of this fundraising initiative. We’re very grateful to our media partners who provide their services for free to the Initiative.

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