Meteor sets up Barnardos text donation service

18 Nov 2010

Meteor and Barnardos are launching a Christmas text appeal, allowing Meteor customers to donate €2 to the charity by texting “Barnardos” to 57502.

Barnardos works with families and children in more than 42 projects across Ireland and has found that in recent years, there has been a large increase in people looking for help.

The text costs €2 and Meteor has said every penny will go to Barnardos, waiving the costs involved in the process.

“Our Meteor Christmas Campaign this year is focused on ‘Spreading the Christmas Spirit’ and we really hope to do exactly that for people who need it the most at this special time of year,” said Meteor’s chief commercial officer John Penberthy Smith.

“We have been charity partners now with Barnardos for a number of years and really hope to raise lots of funds for this very deserving charity.”

Fergus Finlay, CEO of Barnados, noted that Christmas was a particularly busy time for the charity.

“For many of the children and families we work with, Christmas is an exceptionally difficult time,” said Finlay.

“It’s great to know that every cent of the €2 donation will go directly to the children and families that we work with.

“Support like this will help us to continue our work with more than 5,500 children and hopefully bring them some comfort this festive season and it really couldn’t be easier to help out, simply text ‘Barnardos’ to 57502,” said Finlay.