Revolut co-founder donates €100,000 to Late Late Toy Show appeal 1 month ago

Revolut co-founder donates €100,000 to Late Late Toy Show appeal

RTÉ says the appeal has raised over €4.5 million so far.

Co-founder of Revolut Vlad Yatsenko has donated €100,000 to The Late Late Toy Show appeal.

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The Chief Technical Officer for the financial technology company also said he will match any further donations this weekend via the Revolut App up to €1 million.

The Toy Show returned on Friday night to mark the unofficial start to the Christmas season and featured guest appearances from boxer Kellie Harrington and singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran.

Revolut and The Late Late Show had partnered up this year for the show's appeal but viewers were faced with technical difficulties while trying to donate through the company's app.

Following reports of the issue, host Ryan Tubridy encouraged the public during the programme to donate via the RTÉ website or over the phone instead.

"What an incredible support Revolut App customers gave to a worthy charity," Yatsenko said on Twitter tagging The Late Late Show.

"Granted, there were some challenges at the peak of the live campaign. So, I've personally donated €100k, and will also match any further donations this weekend via the Revolut App up to €1m."

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Revolut also wrote on Twitter that most of the issues with its app have been fixed.

This year's Toy Show appeared to be a major success, with RTÉ News reporting on Saturday that over €4.5 million has been raised so far, with the cash to go to children's charities across Ireland.

The public can still donate to the appeal on RTÉ's website here and through the 'donations' tab on the Revolut App.