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Manchester Foundation
Trust Charity

Charity's £100,000 Donation From Deliveroo

Thursday 12th November 2020
  • Thanks to the generosity of Deliveroo customers, the company has today made a £100,000 donation to the Manchester Foundation Charity Trust, recognising the incredible work by staff during the Covid-19 pandemic
  • The donation was raised as part of Deliveroo’s campaign - Supporting the NHS - and will go towards the charity’s wellbeing fund, to fund priority projects which will help support the on-going wellbeing, training and development of its dedicated staff
  • In total, Deliveroo will facilitate a donation of half a million pounds to five NHS Trusts across the UK and has relaunched its ‘Supporting the NHS’ campaign, with a new commitment to deliver one million meals this year

Deliveroo, the UK’s leading food delivery company, has announced that it has made a £100,000 donation to Manchester Foundation Trust Charity. The donation is 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 pandemic.

The donation, raised through a fundraising campaign launched by Deliveroo earlier this year, recognises the ongoing heroic work of NHS staff across the Trust. The campaign - Supporting the NHS - delivered 750,000 meals to NHS workers earlier this year, delivering to NHS workers’ homes through vouchers and directly to hospitals - including 25,000 meals to Manchester hospitals. The food delivery company has now re-launched the campaign and aims to reach more than 1 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, to 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. 

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. 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, said: “Deliveroo have 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 across our hospitals and community services.”

PHOTO CAPTION: L-R Rachel Laycock, Senior Corporate Fundraising Manager for Manchester Foundation Trust with Anna Chittim, Head and Neck Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist at Manchester Royal Infirmary, one of the hospitals within the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust family of hospitals and community services.

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