Revolut co-founder Vlad Yatsenko has made good on his promise and donated €1.1 million to The Late Late Toy Show Appeal, pushing the total raised over €6.5 million.
Following technical difficulties with the banking app on Friday night, Yatsenko announced a €100,000 donation to the appeal and pledged to match any further donations made over the weekend via the RevolutApp up to €1m.
Olympic gold medalist Kellie Harrington, who appeared on Friday night's spectacular show, led a push to see the RTÉ Toy Show Appeal reach another million in donations.
In the early hours of Monday, Yatsenko tweeted a screengrab of his extremely generous €1.1 million donation and wrote: "Thank you all for the outpouring of support and donations to the #LateLateToyShow2021 charity appeal via @RevolutApp."
Revolut, which was founded by Mr Yatsenko and Nikolay Storonsky in 2015 and claims to have 1.5 million Irish customers, was dogged by serious technical issues on Black Friday, with customers having problems signing in, making card payments, topping up their bank cards or making money transfers.
Viewers were hit by technical difficulties on Friday night during the Toy Show while trying to donate to the appeal.
"Hi, there are currently issues affecting our app functionalities," Revolut said on Twitter last Friday. "We're already working to have this resolved as soon as possible. We apologise for the inconvenience! We're really sorry for the trouble."
The RTÉ Toy Show Appeal in partnership with The Community Foundation for Ireland helped over 600,000 children and family members across the island of Ireland last year.
The appeal had surpassed €5 million in donations on Saturday and with Yatsenko's additional donation the total is now over €6.5 million.
Viewers can continue to donate to Irish charities here and via the 'donations' tab on the Revolut app.