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Saturday 14 December 2019

Just Eat donates €80k to McVerry Trust

Just Eat Ireland managing director Amanda Roche-Kelly and Fr Peter McVerry at the announcement of the huge donation
Just Eat Ireland managing director Amanda Roche-Kelly and Fr Peter McVerry at the announcement of the huge donation

Just Eat's Cycle For Good campaign has raised and donated more than €80,000 to its long-standing charity partner Peter McVerry Trust to mark World Homeless Day next Thursday.

Just Eat donated 10c to Peter McVerry Trust for every Just Eat dublinbikes journey taken in the capital over a 10-week period, as part of the campaign developed by the food-ordering and delivery app to help alleviate homelessness in Ireland.

With homelessness figures in Ireland at an all-time high, the donation will help eight homeless people move into secure housing.

Support

"We'd like to thank everyone at Just Eat for their continued support, and all of those who used Just Eat dublinbikes in the summer," said the homelessness charity's founder Fr Peter McVerry.

"As a result, they helped to raise this money for us to provide more homes to people in need."

Just Eat Ireland managing director Amanda Roche-Kelly said: "The ambition for this initiative, and indeed all our work with Peter McVerry Trust over the years, was to raise awareness of homelessness and generate funds to help those most at risk.

"For too many, Peter McVerry Trust is the one who provides them with support, encouragement and care when they need it most.

"We're proud to be returning the favour ahead of World Homeless Day as the person who supports them.

"We were delighted with the response to our campaign, with this donation of over €80,000 set to give eight people a chance at a brighter future."

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