A CHILDREN’S charity near Winchester has received a donation of more than £20,000 from a well-known airline.

Ryanair has made three separate donations to Naomi House and Jacksplace with money raised from the airline’s scratchcards competition.

Head of communications, Robin Kiely, said: “Ryanair is delighted to offer our continued support to Naomi House and Jacksplace, which does so much to help children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.

"The hospice is one of many charities across Europe to receive ongoing donations from Ryanair’s scratchcards, where our customers have the chance to win fabulous prizes, while helping out such worthy causes.

"We send our best wishes to all at Naomi House and Jacksplace.”

Mark Smith, deputy chief executive at Naomi House and Jacksplace, said: “Once again Ryanair have delighted the team at our hospices with an extremely generous donation.

"We are extremely grateful to Ryanair’s staff and customers for the ongoing support they offer the children, young people and families in our care.”