Vicky Pattison and Pete Wicks to host Giving Grotto

Vicky Pattison and Pete Wicks are supporting the Just Eat Winter Meal Appeal credit:Bang Showbiz
Vicky Pattison and Pete Wicks are supporting the Just Eat Winter Meal Appeal credit:Bang Showbiz

Vicky Pattison is "honoured" to get involved with Just Eat's Winter Meal Appeal.

The 34-year-old beauty and fellow reality star Pete Wicks will be spreading festive cheer by teaming up with the company and their charity partners Social Bite and FoodCycle to don elf costumes to launch a Giving Grotto in London on 21 November.

The Giving Grotto - which will be situated at London's Waterloo Station - encourages people to give back with donations of money or essential items, with the Just Eat Winter Meal Appeal promising to give a quarter of a million hot meals to homeless, vulnerable and lonely people this winter.

The pair will gift some of those showing their support for the campaign with a Just Eat gift card to enjoy a meal at home, and they will have the chance to donate to the appeal again if they wish when they next order on the app.

Speaking after helping to serve hot meals to the local community with Pete, Winter Meal Appeal Ambassador Vicky said: “It was an honour to spend time working with the incredible FoodCycle volunteers and experience first hand the difference a hot meal and company can make to vulnerable people in our communities.

"Pete and I are excited to host the Just Eat Giving Grotto in support of the Winter Meal Appeal to help encourage the nation to show support if they can, and donate to both charity partners, FoodCycle and Social Bite, to help them to continue the amazing work they do for years to come”.

For those unable to come down on the day, the Just Eat Winter Meal Appeal is encouraging those to support if they can, by donating £1, £5 or £10 at checkout when they next order a meal on Just Eat - all funds raised will be split equally between FoodCycle and Social Bite.

Just Eat will kickstart the appeal with a £250,000 donation and are urging employees and delivery drivers to volunteer and fundraise too.

Victoria Gold, UK and Ireland Marketing Director for Just Eat commented: “Many more people are facing homelessness and food hunger than ever before. Our Winter Meal Appeal aims to help make a difference to those facing the threat of homelessness, loneliness and food poverty in our communities. Together with our charity partners, FoodCycle and Social Bite, and with the support of our customers, employees and couriers, we are committed to delivering at least 250,000 hot freshly cooked meals to those that need it this winter.”