Strip for Charity

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According to a press release from Ryanair, the airline, today (9 November) launched its 2011 Ryanair Cabin Crew Charity Calendar, which it hopes will raise up to €100,000 for German charity “Tafel”, which provides food to people in need all over Germany, many of them children and teenagers suffering poverty and malnutrition.

Ryanair's 2011 calendarThe proceeds of Ryanair’s 2011 cabin crew calendar will bring the total raised by Ryanair’s sexy cabin crew to over €400,000 since the first calendar in 2008. The 2011 edition, which was shot in Fuerteventura in September, will raise up to €100,000 through the sale of 10,000 calendars onboard Ryanair flights, from www.ryanaircalendar.com or from Tafel Bundesverband in Germany for just €10.

Ryanair’s crew chose the German charity “Tafel”, after over 400 charities across Europe applied for the charity calendar partnership. This is the first year a German charity will receive the donation and follows strong sales of the 2010 cabin crew calendar in Germany, where over 30 percent of the 2010 cabin crew calendars were sold.

“Ryanair’s cabin crew stunners are delighted once again to strip off for charity and this year they’re doing it for the ‘Tafel’ charity in Germany. We hope that the 2011 Charity Calendar will raise up to €100,000 to help ‘Tafel’ deliver even more food to people in need throughout Germany,” Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary says, continuing:

“Every year the Ryanair cabin crew calendar is snapped up, especially in Germany where over 30% of the 2010 cabin crew calendars sold in just one month. Those who want to help ‘Tafel’ and bring a smile to someone’s face all year long can buy 2011’s hottest calendar onboard Ryanair flights, on Ryanair.com or from local Tafel centres.”

“We are delighted Ryanair’s cabin crew chose to partner with Tafel for the 2011 Ryanair Cabin Crew Charity Calendar and we thank everyone at Ryanair on behalf of our 50,000 volunteers who deliver food every day to people in need throughout Germany. Ryanair’s 2011 Cabin Crew Calendar donation will help the Tafel deliver even more food to children and those who need it most and we encourage German passengers to buy even more Ryanair cabin crew calendars this year in the knowledge that every €10 they spend on the cabin crew calendar goes straight to Tafel,” says Tafel’s Chief Executive, Gerd Häuser.

Top photo: Detail from Ryanair’s 2011 calendar