UK Covid-19 charity asks Matt Hancock to donate part of I'm a Celeb fee to continuing pandemic fight

The UK's national Covid-19 charity Covid Aid is asking former Health Secretary Matt Hancock to donate a portion of his I'm a Celebrity takings to continue the coronavirus fight – with more than 2 million living with Long Covid, and more than 200,000 families across the country dealing with the deaths of loved ones from Covid-19.

Covid Aid launched in May 2021 to support all people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic across the UK. The charity provides support to those suffering with Long Covid through  its awards-nominated Support Community as well as grief and bereavement advice and information.

Former UK health secretary, Matt Hancock entered the popular reality television show “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here”, reportedly in order to repair his reputation following his cabinet role during the pandemic. His appearance on the show has reportedly been secured for a considerable amount of money. Covid Aid is asking that he consider to donate a portion of the takings to enable further support for those affected in life-changing ways by Covid-19.

Covid Aid CEO Michael MacLennan said:

"Millions have been battling with long-term symptoms as a result of Covid-19, and families who lost loved ones have been upset to see Matt Hancock on primetime TV moving on from the pandemic, while their struggle and anguish continues. 

“As a charity dedicated to supporting everyone whose lives have and are being changed by the coronavirus pandemic, we urgently require funding to provide support this Christmas – we welcome any donations which will boost our efforts, and which recognise that the fight is far from over, especially with people being newly affected on a daily basis."

Covid Aid is the UK’s national Covid-19 charity that relies on donations in order to provide support. This winter we urgently require support so that we can continue to help those significantly affected by Covid-19.

Covid Aid is reliant on YOUR donations to provide support to those hit by Long Covid, grief and bereavement, and other Covid-related issues