Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (20 Nov) in partnership with Pequeño Deseo Foundation in Madrid, granted the wish of 5-year-old Lucia, one of the 5,000 wishes granted to sick children since the Foundation started in 2000.
The Pequeño Deseo Foundation, who aim to fulfil the wishes of children with chronic diseases or poor prognosis, teamed up with Ryanair to organise a surprise trip to Disneyland Paris for Lucia and her family, where they met all their favourite Disney characters in person.
In addition, on Universal Children’s Day, Ryanair and the Pequeño Deseo Foundation have joined forces to raise funds that will continue to fulfil thousands of wishes. Today, through the website and social media platforms of both organizations, users can make a donation and with a small gesture help create enormous smiles.
Ryanair selected Pequeño Deseo as its 2019 chosen European charity partner. Fundación Pequeño Deseo is a Spanish non-profit organisation that supports sick children by making their wishes come true. Through this partnership, Ryanair and its customers support key fundraising and awareness initiatives throughout the year across Spain and Europe.
Ryanair’s Alejandra Ruiz said: “Ryanair is delighted to support the Pequeño Deseo Foundation, which does so much to help children with life-threatening conditions. This foundation is Ryanair’s chosen European charity partner for 2019 and we’re extremely proud to be able to help them grant wishes like Lucia’s. All of us here in Ryanair are looking forward to showcasing more of the great work that Pequeño Deseo do and continue fulfilling thousands of wishes together!”
Cristina Cuadrado of Pequeño Deseo Foundation said: “At Fundación Pequeño Deseo we are very grateful for Ryanair’s continued commitment that allows us, together, to fulfil the wishes of many seriously ill children and help them feel stronger and more encouraged and eager to fight.”