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Our donations to NHS Charities Together and the British Red Cross

We’ve pledged £5million to NHS Charities Together as part of a package of Covid-19 support aimed at helping customers and communities during the crisis. This is in addition to the £10million we’ve already pledged to the British Red Cross.

In challenging times, we all have a part to play. 

Our donation to NHS Charities Together is expected to help fund support for NHS workers in three areas:

  • Welfare and wellbeing for NHS employees, volunteers and patients
  • Assistance to patients leaving hospital
  • Long-term mental health support for NHS workers

Colm Holmes, Global CEO, General Insurance at Aviva plc said: “We are seeing extraordinary efforts, particularly from NHS workers who are on the frontline helping to keep us safe in the global fight against Covid-19. But we all have a part to play in defeating the virus. The funding for NHS Charities Together will help it to provide vital support to NHS workers, patients and communities and reach more people, quickly.”

British Red Cross partnership

The £10million we’ve pledged to the British Red Cross will help ensure those made most vulnerable by the outbreak can get the right support at the right time.

The donation expands on our existing support of the charity’s Community Reserve Volunteer Programme, which enables British Red Cross employees and volunteers to respond to emergencies – something that’s more essential than ever during the pandemic.

Find out more about the work we do with the British Red Cross.

Our Covid-19 support package

As well as donating money, we’re supporting customers affected by the crisis in a number of ways. They include:

  • Helping our home and motor insurance customers who are experiencing financial difficulties as a result of Covid-19 to manage their payments
  • Providing free breakdown cover, enhanced home insurance for personal belongings and free courtesy cars for our customers working in the NHS. We will prioritise repairs for NHS workers who are Aviva motor insurance customers
  • Donating surplus stock of hand sanitizers, rubber gloves and face masks to key worker organisations and charities
  • Allowing our employees who volunteer full time for the NHS and British Red Cross to remain on full pay