Addison Lee has today launched its ‘Donate a Ride’ campaign which will see London’s largest PHV operator partner with its corporate clients to offer free rides to and from hospital for NHS workers across the city. Addison Lee, which has 80% of the FTSE100 as customers, has made the first donation, contributing £50,000 to the fund.
The initiative is part of Addison Lee’s commitment to support the nation’s capital in the fight against coronavirus by ensuring those on the frontline can get to and from work safely, comfortably and efficiently. Addison Lee’s British corporate customers who want to help can donate some or all of their usual expenditure to the fund.
Thanks to your generosity, the ‘Donate A Ride’ campaign for London’s #NHS workers doubled our donation in 24 hours to £100 000. We’ll have those free rides available ASAP and if you’d like to donate, visit https://t.co/qRy9HOiZZE. Thankyou from the Addison Lee team #hereforlondon pic.twitter.com/NLKygJmMlZ
— Addison Lee (@AddisonLeeCabs) April 1, 2020
Already there has been a fantastic response from the British public, who matched Addison Lee’s contribution of £50,000 in a little over 12 hours, with the fund breaking through the £100,000 mark as donations continued to rise.
The free rides will be made available to NHS trusts within the M25. Over the coming days, Addison Lee will work with those trusts to distribute the donations and allow their workers to access the initial free rides. As more partners join the scheme, more free rides will be offered.
Liam Griffin, CEO of Addison Lee said, “At this crucial stage in the fight against coronavirus, it has never been more important to support our NHS heroes. With ‘Donate a Ride’, in partnership with our corporate customers and with generation donations from the British public, we’ll make getting to and from work as easy and safe as possible for those on the frontline.’’
“In addition to ‘Donate a Ride’, we’re working with our Driver Partners to help the government, NHS and retailers keep the things that matter in London moving – just as we have done for the last 45 years.”
Businesses who want to donate via the Donate A Ride initiative should contact: [email protected]