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Just Eat UK shows support for BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief and gets behind The Big Night In Appeal

Just Eat has joined forces with Comic Relief and BBC Children in Need for The Big Night In Appeal, to support those most affected by Covid-19, with the help of its customers across the country.

For the first time ever, Comic Relief and BBC Children in Need have joined forces to help raise money to provide essential support to local charities, projects and programmes across the UK to help those most in need. The Big Night In TV programme will provide an evening of entertainment to celebrate communities coming together to support each other. The show, which airs this evening, will feature the likes of Peter Kay and Paddy McGuinness, plus, a long-awaited return from Little Britain and The Catherine Tate Show.

Through a brand new donation feature, Just Eat will be giving customers the option to donate to The Big Night In Appeal when placing an order on the platform from Thursday, with Just Eat also making a donation. The money raised by Just Eat and its customers will go towards local charities and projects across the UK providing vital emergency support and helping those most in need during the current crisis.

During a special segment, the programme will also shine a light on local takeaway heroes who have gone above and beyond to help serve their communities at this challenging time. Just Eat has already been championing its restaurant partners through its Good Deed Feed campaign, championing businesses across the country who are going the extra mile to help those in need.

Matt Bushby, UK Marketing Director at Just Eat, said:

“The Big Night In Appeal is a wonderful celebration of communities up and down the country coming together to take care of each other during this crisis. By supporting this, we’ll be able to help our customers get involved in raising money for those in need, while staying in and ordering their favourite takeaway for a great night of entertainment.”

Simon Antrobus, Chief Executive of BBC Children in Need, said:

“Just Eat’s remarkable support really will provide both help, and hope, during these unprecedented times. We know that children and adults of all ages, in every community across the UK, are in urgent need of help, and this money will go on to provide vital support to those who need it most. Thank you, Just Eat.”

Partnering with The Big Night In Appeal is just one of the ways that Just Eat has been working to support the wider community during the Covid-19 outbreak. Through its 30 day Emergency Support Package, Just Eat handed more than £11 million to the many thousands of independent restaurant partners it works with across the UK to help them maintain operations and support their teams. Just Eat also extended its 25% discount for NHS workers after delivering more than 1 million meals and saving those on the front line over £1.5million collectively, in the first two weeks alone and launched an initiative with its charity partner FoodCycle to deliver free food packages to the vulnerable and those that are self-isolating.

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