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Just Eat Is Hoping To Raise £1 Million To Help Coronavirus Charities

Just Eat is hoping to raise £1 million to help a number of charities working with frontline workers in the fight against Coronavirus.

‘Super Hero Sunday’ sees the food delivery app teaming up with its restaurant partners to donate 20 per cent from each order on Sundays to NHS Charities Together, National Emergencies Trust and the Care Workers’ Charity.

The initiative, which launches this weekend and will run for four weeks, is a way of saying a heartfelt thank you to the heroic workers going above and beyond in this time of crisis.

All three groups benefiting from the initiative do pivotal work to support those working hard to protect lives and collectively support a wide range of local community foundations and 200 NHS charities across the UK.

It is hoped Super Hero Sunday will raise £1 million for the charities.

Karolina Gerlich, executive director of the Care Workers’ Charity said: “Care workers are on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis delivering the best care they can in these difficult circumstances, often making many personal sacrifices.

“They are putting their health and lives at risk and many have had to shield or self-isolate because of it or have had the virus themselves.

“We are grateful to Just Eat for including us as beneficiaries of their initiative.”

Ellie Orton, CEO, NHS Charities Together, said: “Thank you, Just Eat, for choosing to donate funds in aid of NHS Charities Together COVID-19 appeal.

“This money helps us continue to support NHS staff, volunteers and patients during this crisis – now and in the future.”

John Herriman, CEO, National Emergencies Trust, added: “Super Hero Sunday is a brilliant initiative that is funded by our friends at Just Eat and its restaurant partners.

“We are delighted by the donations which will enable us to quickly get help to those that need it most right across the country.”

Super Hero Sunday is the latest move by Just Eat to support the extraordinary people who have been leading the fight against coronavirus.

So far, the food delivery app has delivered two million discounted meals to NHS and healthcare workers and their families, saving them £3.3 million.

They have also partnered with charity FoodCycle to deliver food parcels to the vulnerable and those in isolation, while putting in place a £10 million emergency support package to assist small, independent restaurants through the crisis.

Andrew Kenny, Just Eat UK managing director, added: “The fight against coronavirus requires a vast number of incredible individuals to go beyond the call of duty to keep us safe, keep the nation fed and keep this country on its feet.

“It’s only right that the efforts of each and every one of these everyday heroes are recognised.

“By coming together with our hard working restaurant partners to raise funds through Super Hero Sunday, we hope to make a real difference and ensure NHS workers, key workers and the millions on the frontline in our communities receive the support they need now and beyond this crisis.”