Deliveroo has announced a partnership with the National Missing Persons Helpline for the second consecutive year.
Through a campaign called Bring Them Home, the partnership aims to help bring missing loved ones back to their friends and families this Christmas.
As part of the campaign, the images of five missing people will be displayed on Deliveroo rider delivery bags to raise awareness of these cases.
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The five missing people whose images will be displayed on Deliveroo rider delivery bags are Gerard Taylor, who was last seen in the Dublin suburb of Sandyford, Barry Coughlan, who was last seen in Crosshaven, Co. Cork, Christophe Goutte, who was last seen in Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, Colin Turner, who was last seen on Dublin's Lower Abbey Street, and Terry Byrne, who was last seen at his home in Dunboyne, Co. Meath.
A fleet of at least 100 Deliveroo riders will display the images of the missing individuals on their backpacks, along with a helpline number.
The campaign will be rolled out across Dublin and Cork, and will run throughout the month of December.
Additionally, Deliveroo is making a contribution of €10,000 to the National Missing Persons Helpline.
"A Vital Cause"
Deliveroo Ireland growth manager Paddy Quinlan stated, "We are proud to announce our Bring Them Home campaign again this year. This is a vital cause that we are proud to be able to support. We were so impressed by the dedication, professionalism and care shown by the National Missing Persons Helpline to the families of missing loved ones in 2019 that we knew we had to continue supporting their life-changing work.
"We would like to thank all of our riders for helping out with this really important awareness-raising campaign, and hope that we might be able to help in reuniting loved ones with each other this Christmas."
Meanwhile, Dermot Browne of the National Missing Persons Helpline commented, "This will be a Christmas like no other for everyone in Ireland, and it will be an especially challenging period for families still missing their loved ones. We are grateful that Deliveroo continues to support us in our effort to help reunite families with those they love.
"Public awareness-raising is one of the most effective tools we have at our disposal to help bring missing people back to their families, and so we urge everyone in Cork and Dublin to keep an eye out for passing Deliveroo riders."
If anyone has any information on any of the appeals featured in the Bring Them Home campaign, they should contact the National Missing Persons Helpline on 1890 442 552 or leave a message on the Bring Them Home Line by phoning 1800 911 999. These are confidential services and callers may remain anonymous if they wish.
Alternatively, anyone with information can e-mail the National Missing Persons Helpline at [email protected] or call the Garda confidential line on 1800 666 111.
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