Deliveroo partners with author to offer free LGBT+ books for children

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In celebration of World Pride Month, Deliveroo is partnering with author Olly Pike and naturally fast food brand LEON to offer free LGBT+ children’s books with selected meals. 

The books, Kenny Lives with Erica and Martina, a story to teach children about diversity, equality and acceptance and Prince Henry, about a gay fairytale romance, are LGBT+ inclusive stories written by author Olly Pike. 

The books send the message that everyone is welcome and encourages every child to stand up against injustice. 

Customers placing an order with LEON on the Deliveroo app in London, Manchester and Brighton will be able to opt in to add the books to deliveries with selected meal orders. 

With relationship education being made compulsory for all primary age pupils from September 2020, Deliveroo and LEON are doing their bit to raise children’s awareness of the diverse range of relationships before entering secondary school. A recent study of more than 1,000 teachers in UK schools revealed that 13% of children are bullied because of their sexuality. 

Arabella Jenkins at Deliveroo, said: “Celebrating love in all its forms is at the core of the Deliveroo brand and we are proud to play our part in PRIDE once again. We want to inspire every child to stand up against injustice and have the courage to be their truest selves!” 

To help spread the LOVE, LEON will be offering a product exclusive as part of the promotion, the popular LOVe Burger will be getting double the amount of love with a more LOVe burger option giving you double the burger and sauce.

Rebecca Di Mambro at LEON Restaurants, said: “We are so proud to be Deliveroo’s Pride partners this World Pride Month. Olly’s books are brilliant, happy tales to remind us that love really is what the world needs now.” 

“I can’t thank LEON and Deliveroo enough for helping me to deliver a positive message of LGBT+ acceptance. Pride month may be a little different this year, but together we can still share stories of equality and kindness to help encourage a brighter future for everyone.”, added Olly Pike, LGBT+ and children’s author/illustrator.