A BUDGET airline has donated €12,000 to a children's hospice.

Ryanair gave the funds to Naomi House and Jacksplace, in Sutton Scotney. The money was raised through the company's Fly to Win scratch-cards.

Mark Smith, deputy chief executive officer of Naomi House, said the funds will enable the hospice to continue supporting children and young people.

Robin Kiely, from Ryanair, said: “Ryanair is delighted to support Naomi House and Jackspace, which helps children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.”