Former United defender hopes to raise £500,000 to fund food for NHS employees. In partnership with Lineage, a food storage company that aims to donate 100 million meals worldwide to people in need of Covid-19.
Evra donates £250,000 for NHS workers
Manchester United great player Patrice Evra has promised to match donations of £250,000. To help support frontline workers at the National Health Service in the UK. Former United defender hopes to raise £500,000 to fund food for NHS employees. In partnership with Lineage, a food storage company that aims to donate 100 million meals worldwide to people in need of Covid-19. Evra decided to join the project, in which former leftists and Lineage match donations of up to £250,000, after conversations with staff at the two hospitals. “It was when I talked with the staff of the Hillingdon Hospital in London and at Manchester Royal Infirmary. I realized we should do more to support the objectionable heroes – cleaners, porters, security guards, without which the hospitals would not function. The work they do, vital, incredibly tough and often heartbreaking,” said Evra.
“They work at the frontline while the rest of the country stays home. So we need to provide support as soon as we can. I am proud to work with a company like Lineage Logistics. Which is stepping up to help initiate this critical project. Funds can be donated by a Just Giving page Patrice has set up and will be a break between Manchester Foundation Trust Charity. Which supports 10 University of Manchester Foundation Hospitals and the Hillingdon Hospitals Charity Foundation, which supports The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. As a club, United made a series of gestures in support of the NHS during a pandemic. So players signed up for the Players Together fund, which donates products to NHS.
Equipment and supplies were leased to the club by Salford Road. And the cars of the Manchester United Foundation are in reserve with voluntary drives to support NHS courier operations in the area. Last week in front of the iconic United Stadium, Old Trafford, an ‘NHS United’ message lit up to coincide with the weekly clap for a carer. To show appreciation to those who worked as critical employees during the crisis.