Addison Lee launches ‘Donate a Ride’ campaign for frontline NHS workers
Businesses and members of the public can donate to the programme to support key workers
*UPDATE: Generous contributions from British public see donations doubled overnight as fund passes £100,000*
Addison Lee has 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 a 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 supporting 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.
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. For members of the public who still want to contribute, Addison Lee has established a GoFundMe page, which can be found at:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Addison Lee Group is the world’s largest managed premium car service
- It has more than 80% of the FTSE 100 as customers
- It was the first UK ground transport business to launch a booking app
- It carries over 10 million London passengers per year
- Over 4,800 cars in central London
- No car in the fleet is over 3 years old
- It has London’s largest executive fleet of Mercedes cars and eco-friendly Toyota Prius fleet
- A consortium led by Liam Griffin (CEO) and Cheyne Capital’s Strategic Value Credit business completed a buy-out of the company in March 2020