UCLH Charity is receiving £100,000 to support staff through the second wave of the pandemic this winter.
The donations, raised through a fundraising campaign launched by Deliveroo earlier this year, recognise the heroic work of NHS staff. The campaign - Supporting the NHS - delivered 750,000 meals to NHS workers earlier this year (15,000 to UCLH) and raised more than £2m.
The food delivery company re-launched the NHS campaign earlier this month with a new commitment to deliver more than 1 million free meals to NHS frontline staff in partnership with Pizza Hut, Rosa’s Thai Cafe and other independent partners.
The £100,000 donation to UCLH Charity will go towards a Rapid Response fund to help respond to frontline staff's needs during the second wave of the pandemic. Other hospital charities will receive similar donations.
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 Royal Free and UCLH.
Philip Brading, chief executive of UCLH Charity said: “We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of Deliveroo and its customers throughout this pandemic. This generous donation will support our dedicated UCLH frontline workers to help keep them going through the long winter ahead”.
This donation builds on the relationship we have with Deliveroo. Last year, UCLH midwife Katy featured in the #FortheMidwives campaign - here's a reminder of the 2019 campaign ad.