A man is gifting free money online in a bid to help people in need, including the NHS.
Samuel Leach – who describes himself as an investor, trader, author and entrepreneur – began helping his Twitter followers as the Coronavirus outbreak grew.
Mr Leach says community spirit is an important movement that not only serves to improve values, but also help relationships flourish with those we live and work with daily.
The business owner is now treating his 340k followers to cash prizes, putting aside £50,000 for the public to support and boost morale during the pandemic isolation.
The giveaways are open every Tuesday, with last week’s giveaway of £500 being split between ten people so they could each indulge in a takeaway treat while social distancing.
Each giveaway has a theme, changing on a weekly basis until all the money has gone.
Most recently, the theme was ‘key workers’, for those on the frontline who are vital to public health and safety during lockdown. Samuel not only included NHS workers, but carers, food chain workers, retailers, postal workers, and delivery drivers too.
Samuel selected five winners to receive £100 each after encouraging them to tag their isolation hero, providing a brief reason how they have helped out and supported them.
Next Tuesday, Samuel will be helping out by paying rent for up to five people who are struggling during these unprecedented times.
Samuel said his goal by the end of the mission is to “have helped towards lifting the community spirit and morale during this terrible crisis”.
Meanwhile, Samuel’s second project will see him design a new clothing brand to produce the Coronavirus COVID-19 Support Unit T-Shirt with all funds donated to the NHS workforce.