Ryanair launched its second Cabin Crew Charity Calendar yesterday with a print run of 10,000 which the airline hopes will generate €100,000. The entire proceeds from the sale of the 2009 edition will go to the Dublin Simon Community, a charity providing vital services for the homeless in Ireland's capital.
Last year's calendar showed Ryanair's well-oiled and scantily-clad cabin crew draped over aircraft parts raising over €70,000 for the Angels Quest Charity, as well as heart rates.
The latest calendar was shot in Spain in September and promises to be even racier.
The calendar can be purchased either directly from Ryanair or through the Ryanair.com website for €10.
Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara said: “In 2009 Ryanair will bring its guaranteed lowest fares and no fuel surcharges to over 60 million passengers. We will also bring some of Europe’s most beautiful girls, and we are proud that the efforts of our cabin crew will raise some €100,000 for the homeless people in Dublin.
Sam McGuinness, chief executive of Dublin Simon Community, said:“The number of people requiring the assistance of our Rough Sleeper Team rose by 50% during the first half of the year.
"We are frustrated that the chance was not taken during better economic times to eliminate homelessness and as our economy changes we are faced with the prospect of even more people facing into tougher and less secure times.
“Dublin Simon would like to thank all of Ryanair staff who volunteered to take part in this very worthwhile project. With government funding constraints we now, more than ever, depend on the generosity of corporate supporters, such as Ryanair, to continue to provide services and shelter to those seeking our assistance.”
Editor's Blog on Ryanair's 2009 calendar
PICTURES: Ryanair Cabin Crew Charity Calendar 2009
PICTURES: Ryanair Cabin Crew Charity Calendar 2008
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