August 24, 2020
Nobody is exempt from the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It is affecting us all. Our health. Our freedom. Our way of life. And for many of us, these times of hardship have resulted in suffering, loss, and a future which remains uncertain.
Together, we can overcome this crisis and rebuild our communities.
In the UK, the long-term effects of the pandemic can already be seen. The sudden collapse of some of our most revered household brands have resulted in some high streets looking less recognisable by the day. Thanks to our collaborative effort during lockdown, countless lives have been saved and several parts of our society have been reopened. But, as we go to sleep tonight in the comfort that our NHS will be there for us when we need them, others will not be so fortunate.
In deprived countries like Syria and Somalia, families with young children living in makeshift tents without sufficient food and clean water is a harsh enough reality. Here, the effects of coronavirus are even more deadly.
We must ensure that support reaches those most vulnerable before the coronavirus does.
During these unprecedented times, we believe it is more important than ever to stay true to our mission. We believe that everybody has a personal responsibility to make a positive difference in their community. That said, collaboration within our giving community will drive the greatest impact, and ultimately, more effectively tackle the world’s most important problems.
That’s why we’re working closely with our charities to make it easier than ever before for our community of contributors to donate to the coronavirus appeal. By harnessing the power of a more open and connected world through our embedded advanced social technologies, we hope to reach those most in need. Nobody is exempt. It is affecting us all.
Take responsibility for tomorrow by giving today.
Join our community. Donate to our emergency coronavirus appeal.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a type of virus that causes severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.
For more information on the signs and symptoms of the new virus, how it spreads and how to keep safe, please refer to UK Government Guidance.
We’ve put together an informative guide to help you do your bit during this difficult time: