National hotline

Deliveroo partners with Women’s Aid to support the National Hotline

Deliveroo has partnered with Women’s Aid to support the national hotline this summer. Their emergency number will be printed on their riders’ delivery bags to raise awareness among those in need. The 24/7 hotline offers support, information and understanding to Irish women experiencing domestic violence, as well as family members, friends and other victim support systems.

In 2020, the number of people contacting the hotline increased by 43% amid the pandemic.

Deliveroo delivery people display the Women’s Aid national 24-hour toll-free helpline on their delivery bags alongside Breffney Brass, Director of Deliveroo Ireland as part of the new partnership between Deliveroo and Women’s Aid

Fundraising

Deliveroo also runs an integrated fundraiser for Women’s Aid by partnering with restaurant partners. Anyone ordering will have the opportunity to donate 50 cents, €1, €2 or €5 at the checkout. 100% of these donations will go to the National Women’s Aid Hotline. These restaurants include Zambrero, Chopped, Sano, Sprezzatura, Umi Falafel, Oak Fire Pizza, Jump Juice, Chimac, V-Face, and Meltdown.

Zambrero, who were Ashling Murphy’s former employers, had this to say about the partnership:

We lost a beloved and much-loved member of the ZamFam this year when Ashling Murphy’s life was tragically taken from her. Since then, we have been looking for ways to support organizations that fight against violence against women in all its forms. When Deliveroo contacted us about this initiative, we jumped at the chance to use our platform to help raise money for Women’s Aid.”

Women’s Aid CEO Sarah Benson says:

We are delighted to see Deliveroo take this call to action seriously by highlighting women’s support services through their network of runners and we are very grateful to their restaurants and customers who help us raising essential funds for Women’s Aid so that we can continue to provide our vital services.

If these restaurants are not near you but you would like to donate, you can do so HERE. Their hotline number is 1800 341 900 if you need their services.

Header image via Hume Brophy PR

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