Travel Republic is confident of attracting enough people to a Facebook campaign to trigger a £25,000 donation to the BBC Children in Need campaign.


The online travel agency has pledged the money to the charity if it can attract 100,000 people to ‘like’ it on Facebook via a dedicated page at: www.facebook.com/travelrepublic.


The company, which launched its Facebook presence less than a month ago, now has more than 24,000 ‘fans’ and says the figure is growing fast. 


Managing director Paul Furner said: “We are delighted that people are getting behind this cause, and we’re really seeing the campaign gather momentum.


“Yesterday it was like somebody lit the touch paper. It seems that we’ve reached a critical mass and the clicks are coming through thick and fast now.


“We’re very confident of hitting the target and are thrilled that we are going to be able to make a significant contribution to this brilliant cause.”


*Click: www.facebook.com/travelrepublic and add your ‘like’ to the total.