Fever-Tree Gives £10,000 to UNITED in Hammersmith & Fulham’s Coronavirus Response Appeal
[London, 15 April, 2020] Fever-Tree, the global premium mixer brand and one of London’s most distinguishable companies, is joining in the local fight against coronavirus.
The Company, whose head office is located in Brook Green, Hammersmith, has donated £10,000 to the UNITED in Hammersmith & Fulham Community Coronavirus (Covid-19) Response Appeal.
The fund was created to enable local individuals, businesses and foundations across the borough to support local response.
The donation will be distributed to locally based non-profit organisations dealing with the effects of this emergency. This includes frontline groups who are working with people who face risk as a result of coronavirus in Hammersmith & Fulham and those whose vital services are affected by the social distancing and self-isolation measures in place.
This includes those particularly focusing on the extra needs of at-risk groups, including people who are:
- at risk of complications severe enough to require hospital care, including high-risk elderly people, local people with HIV, and other life-limiting conditions
- at risk of being unable to cope with isolation, such as the learning-disabled community, and those with mental health conditions likely to be heightened by the situation
- at risk because they’re living in poverty, including families who are struggling to meet the cost of food, since children are unable to access school and consequently free breakfast clubs or lunches that they normally rely on
Fever-Tree’s £10,000 donation, as well as other funds raised, will go to these groups.
Jess Ainley, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Manager at Fever-Tree, commented:
“The impact that the COVID-19 virus outbreak is having on communities is unprecedented, particularly on those most vulnerable in our society. It is more important than ever to come together and support one another. With our head office based in Hammersmith, we want to show our gratitude and support for the invaluable work that UNITED in Hammersmith & Fulham are doing in our local community to help the people who need it most at such a challenging and unsettling time.”
UNITED in Hammersmith & Fulham has partnered with Hammersmith & Fulham Council have partnered to promote and distribute all funds raised as part of a coordinated effort with the voluntary sector to help those in need whilst helping stop the spread of the virus.
Savraj Kaur, Programme Development Lead at UNITED, said:
“We’re thankful Fever-Tree has stepped up to support local efforts in this testing time for so many people, charities and companies alike. It means we can provide immediate relief to those facing the most risk today, including those who were already in poverty or isolated and those who face new challenges in the many more weeks to come. We encourage any other local business who is able to give a portion of sale or profits, to follow suit, too.”
100% of funds raised will help groups working with people who face risk as a result of Coronavirus in Hammersmith & Fulham.
You can read more about the appeal here.