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Revolut partners up with The Late Late Toy Show Appeal this Friday

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Revolut has partnered with RTÉ’s Late Late Toy Show Appeal for the second year to allow viewers to donate via the app.

Last year the appeal raised €6.6 million for The Community Foundation for Ireland, which helps children and their families across the island.

During last year’s fair, some customers of the digital payment app experienced technical difficulties when trying to donate.

Host Ryan Tubridy announced on the show that the donation feature was down.

Some customers were unable to use their account, while other users of the service were unable to transfer money or top up their accounts.

Others were unable to access the app and the currency exchange feature was affected as well.

After resolving the issues, Revolut co-founder Vlad Yatsenko announced that he had made a personal donation of €100,000 for the appeal.

He also pledged to personally match any additional donations made through the Revolut app, up to €1 million.

Spurred by appeals from stars like Olympic champion Kellie Harrington, the Irish public donated another €750,000, bringing the total raised to €3.3 million.

The Late Late Toy Show will return to screens around the world on Friday, November 25.

Mr Yatsenko said last year that he was “astounded by the generosity” of the people in Ireland and that “there were some challenges at the peak of the live show”, reports Independent.

He said that after “some hiccups” last year, Revolut has “enhanced” its donation feature to “welcome proceeds through the donations tab on the Revolut app which will go live on the night”, reports Independent.

“We’re deeply honoured to once again support Ireland’s single biggest fundraising event for children: RTÉ’s Late Late Toy Show Appeal. More than 2 million people in Ireland now have a Revolut account, so we’re delighted to enable customers to donate to the appeal instantly from their Revolut app. As with all our charity appeals, we guarantee that every cent donated will go to the charity – with no fees or charges. However, we’ve fortified our donations system, and encourage the people of Ireland to continue their generosity this year to support the incredible work by The Community Foundation for Ireland, helping children who need it,” he said, reports Independent.

Revolut customers wishing to donate overnight should ensure they have the latest version of the app.

To donate you need to go to the ‘my centre’ section and click on donate and find the RTÉ Toy Show appeal. Users can then choose how much they want to donate and tap “Donate.”

In 2021, The Late Late Toy Show was RTÉ’s most watched television programme, with 1.8 million viewers.

It has been seen in 150 countries around the world, including all fifty US states and eight Australian territories.

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