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Photos of missing people to appear on Deliveroo riders' bags this month

By Darragh Murphy

December 5, 2019 at 11:25am

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Photographs of missing people will appear on Deliveroo riders' food bags for the remainder of the month.

Deliveroo has partnered with the National Missing Persons Helpline to launch the Bring Them Home campaign this week.

As part of the campaign, which will be rolled out in Dublin and Cork, photographs and details of four missing people will initially feature on drivers' bags in the hope of raising awareness among the public.

The four missing people who will initially feature in this campaign are:

Trevor Deely, who was last seen on Baggot Street, Dublin in December 2000.
Gerard Taylor, who was last seen in Sandyford, Dublin in May 2019.
Barry Coughlan, who was last seen in Crosshaven, Cork in May 2004.
Mark Smyth, who was last seen in Ardee, Louth in May 2018.

Similar campaigns have been launched by Deliveroo in the UK, Belgium, France and the Netherlands. Four people were found alive in the UK since the campaign was launched with the support of the police and Missing People UK.

Michael Healy, Deliveroo Country Manager said: "The brilliant work of the National Missing Persons Helpline is life-changing for families. We knew we wanted to help them with their important work. Our riders are visible across Dublin and Cork. They are at the heart of our business and want to play a part in the communities they work in.

"We hope that over the festive period our Bring Them Home campaign will help reunite missing people with their friends and family, as well as raise awareness of the National Missing Persons Helpline’s work and all the families they support."

The partnership will also see Deliveroo make a contribution of €10,000 to the National Missing Persons Helpline.

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. Alternatively you can leave a message on the confidential Bring Them Home Line 1800 911 999, email the National Missing Persons Helpline at [email protected] or call the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111.

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