The UK’s leading food delivery company Deliveroo has today announced that it has made a £100,000 donation to Manchester Foundation Trust Charity.
The donation – which has been raised through a fundraising campaign launched by Deliveroo earlier this year – recognises the ongoing heroic work of NHS staff across the Trust and has been described as just a “small gesture” to express the enormous gratitude of Deliveroo customers towards NHS staff for their incredible efforts to keep the nation safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The campaign – Supporting the NHS – has already delivered 750,000 meals to NHS workers earlier this year.
Meals were initially delivered to NHS workers’ homes through vouchers and directly to hospitals – including 25,000 meals to Manchester hospitals alone – and now the food delivery company has re-launched the campaign with the aim to reach more than one million food deliveries before Christmas.
Deliveries are being made to North Manchester General Hospital, North West Ambulance NHS Trust, Salford Royal Hospital & Tameside General Hospital.
The food has been generously donated by Pizza Hut and Rosa’s Thai Cafe.
The £100,000 donation to Manchester Foundation Charity Trust will go towards the charity’s wellbeing fund and will help staff both on the frontline and in support services to deal with the effects of COVID-19 and their wellbeing.
The Trust and its Charity is one of five NHS Trusts across the UK to receive a donation from Deliveroo.
Speaking on the generous donation, Will Shu – CEO and Founder of Deliveroo – said: “NHS staff have played an invaluable role in keeping us and our loved ones safe during the pandemic.
As a British business, we feel duty-bound to use our network to support the NHS staff who are working night and day and face a difficult winter, [and] that’s why our customers have been so incredibly generous, showing their enormous gratitude for all the amazing staff at the Manchester Foundation Trust Charity.”
Rachel Laycock – Senior Corporate Fundraising Manager for Manchester Foundation Trust Charity – added: “Deliveroo has been fantastic at supporting our staff throughout the pandemic and we’re very grateful for this latest donation too.
“This money will go a long to way ensuring our wellbeing fund can really make a difference to the 25,000-plus staff working at our hospitals and community services.”
The Manc Group has partnered with Deliveroo to help local restaurants deliver during lockdown as part of our #StillServingMCR campaign.
Working alongside Deliveroo, The Manc will ensure all restaurants on the service will get the amplification they need across our social platforms. We’ll update our one million-strong audience on your latest updates and deals and we’ll create conversations with the masses about our favourite scran from your menus.
Basically, we will champion you, and we will go above and beyond to do it.
You can find out more here.