With NHS staff continuing to work on the frontline against COVID-19, Global Go! have this week made the decision to support those fighting to protect us by giving back to our national health service. Group CEO, Gareth Jones took to social media to announce the decision to donate 5% of all retail rental revenue generated to the NHS, with the arrangement in place not only during the lockdown period, but as a long-term plan, essentially, forever.
The Go! Foundation will be established by Chris Webb and Gareth Jones to manage the companies charitable activities of which this initiative will be just the first that will be established in the coming weeks and months.
Commenting, Gareth Jones said, "This pandemic that faces us all worldwide is unprecedented and it's important that we don't just get through the here and now, but more importantly that we support also the wider impacts that COVID-19 will have on our healthcare system in the future. Critical care, rehabilitation, mental health and social support are all areas where I feel resource and investment will be both necessary and welcomed. I have to point out that there are loads of front line workers, drivers, couriers, supermarket workers and emergency service providers, all out there giving their all to keep us safe and well. We acknowledge this and we cannot support them all, but we can do as much as we can, for as many as we can. So, in addition, we've created other initiatives that support our communities too."
The additional support to which he refers, includes the free van use scheme which is being introduced this week to local charities within the communities of the Global Go! locations where charities who need to use a van can do so absolutely free if they provide suitable insurance cover.
Additionally, all Global Go! team members have been offered the free use of a van to support charities and community projects in their local areas.
Explaining the decision he added "It's important that we support our communities during this time. We have to start thinking of the bigger picture. Of course, we are a business, and we need to make money just like everyone else, but if we're able to give something back at this time and help then that's what we'll do. We're in a fortunate position where we have access to these vehicles right now, so we are happy to support".