Addison Lee has launched its ‘Donate a Ride’ campaign, which will offer free rides to and from hospital for NHS workers across the city.
The taxi firm made the first donation, contributing £50,000 to the fund, and within 24 hours the total passed £100,000.
It launched the initiative is part of its commitment to support the fight against Coronavirus, by ensuring those on the frontline can get to and from work safely, comfortably and efficiently.
Addison Lee is inviting its British corporate customers that want to help to donate some or all of their usual expenditure to the fund.
Members of the public can contribute via a GoFundMe page, which can be found at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/donate-a-ride-for-the-nhs
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.”