JCDecaux announces Fighting Blindness as a charity partner for 2018 - 2019

JCDecaux names three partner charities in Republic of Ireland for 2018-2019

JCDecaux have announced that they will once again be working with three partner charities for a two year period, commencing in January 2018. The partner charities for are Alone, Barnardos and Fighting Blindness.

JCDecaux will be donating over €2 million worth of outdoor media space over this 2 year period to support each charity in their efforts to raise awareness and drive fundraising.

Kevin Whelan, Fighting Blindness CEO said “With this incredible support from JCDecaux we can raise vital awareness of our work to cure, support, empower and reach more people in the community who may be struggling with sight loss and need support. This partnership will also help us generate much needed funds which is essential in continuing our work.”

Seán Moynihan, Chief Executive of ALONE said “working with JCDecaux, we have a very effective platform to highlight policy issues and raise awareness on the issues facing older people. We are able to reach older people and encourage them to contact us for support, as well as attract volunteers and support from across the country.”

Commenting on the partnership Fergus Finlay, Chief Executive of Barnardos, said “Barnardos are delighted to be chosen again as one of the charities to benefit from JCDecaux’s generous support. This partnership gives us an invaluable opportunity to tell people about our work and the children we support – which we would otherwise be unable to do.“

Tony O’Flanagan, Marketing Director of JCDecaux said, ‘We are very pleased to be in a position to partner with these three exceptionally worthy charities in 2018/2019. We are looking forward to using our formats to increase awareness on a national basis of the key issues facing each charity.”

About JCDecaux
JCDecaux is the No1 outdoor advertising company in the world. The group has operations in more than 75 countries and a presence in 4,280 cities providing high-quality advertising formats across airport, transport, retail and roadside environments, including almost 54,000 digital advertising screens. The company is also a world leader in providing bike-share rental schemes. JCDecaux reaches an estimated 410 million people worldwide every day and is the only company worldwide to focus exclusively on out-of-home media.

In Ireland JCDecaux provide premium advertising space on a wide range of formats and have offices in Dublin and Belfast. JCDecaux is the recognised market leader in the billboard sector and also manage the Luas advertising contract in Dublin, along with 100% back illuminated and scrolling Metropoles and Metropanels. JCDecaux also operate Just Eat dublinbikes, the hugely successful bike share rental scheme. In Northern Ireland NITHC appointed JCDecaux to manage advertising across their rail portfolio. In recent years JCDecaux has developed a digital out-of-home retail network in some of Ireland’s busiest shopping centres and launched Première, a network of next generation, fully backlit, premium large format lightboxes on key roadside locations in main cities. In January 2017 JCDecaux took over the advertising rights and maintenance of 1,843 existing bus shelters and 3,726 advertising panels, meaning advertisers will be able to reach 80% of the adult population through the JCDecaux portfolio across every city and all of the major towns and villages nationwide.

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