Sunday 18 March 2018

Ryanair cabin crew strip off for 2013 calendar – with all profits going to Polish charity

Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly

BUDGET airline Ryanair launched its 2013 charity calendar today – revealing that all the proceeds will go to a Polish charity.

The calendar, which has been published since 2008, is expected to raise €100,000 for the Polish charity the TVN Foundation.

The Dublin-based airline had more than 450 charities apply to be the benefactor of the calendar, with the cabin crew selecting the ultimate charity partner.

The Simon community and DEBRA Ireland have both been selected to receive the proceeds of the calendar in the past.

Previously the calendar has sparked backlash from women's rights groups, including Spanish organisation FACUA, which accused Ryanair of presenting female flight attendants as "sexual objects".

The following year, Ryanair sent a free copy of the new calendar to the group.

Last year the airline’s boss Michael O’Leary attempted to dispel any allegations of sexism when he stripped to his shorts to launch the 2011 edition.

Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara said today: “Ryanair’s gorgeous cabin crew are pleased to once again strip off for charity.”

The calendar costs €10.

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