Last night’s Late Late Toy Show a roaring success in more ways than one.
Generous audience members have donated €4.46 million to the RTÉ Toy Show Appeal and money continues to come in from around the globe.
One of the ways to donate was via the Revolut app, which temporarily experienced an outage of services. As a gesture of goodwill and support, Revolut co-founder Vlad Yatsenko early on Saturday morning pledged to match any donations made from 3am on Saturday 27th to midnight Sunday 28th November up to a maximum level of €1 million Euro. He also made a personal pledge to donate €100,000 to the Appeal.
The RTÉ Toy Show Appeal in partnership with The Community Foundation for Ireland helped over 600,000 children and family members across the island of Ireland last year, and the ambition is that with the help of audiences and Revolut customers they will help thousands more children in the year ahead.