Cab fare appeal boosts pair of charities

Generous taxi passengers were today thanked after raising �146 by donating their fares to a pair of worthy causes.

IPSWICH: Generous taxi passengers were today thanked after raising �146 by donating their fares to a pair of worthy causes.

Ipswich Cabs 289 hosted a free cab day in the hope that passengers would raid their wallets and boost the coffers of two town charities.

Between 10am and 2pm yesterday , cabbies did not charge customers but instead kept buckets in their vehicles to raise cash for St Elizabeth's Hospice and East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH).

Ian Fountain, Ipswich Cabs 289 general manager, said: “We just wanted people to donate as little or as much as they wanted - there was no pressure for anyone to donate huge amounts.

“People were so generous - one lady even donated �10.

“We'll definitely be doing a similar event again as these two charities are chosen for the next year and we will continue to raise money for them.”

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St Elizabeth's Hospice aims to improve the quality of life for adults with life-limited conditions.

EACH provides care and support for life-threatened children and their families in their own homes, as well as at the charity's hospices based in Ipswich, Quidenham in Norfolk and Milton in Cambridge.

Did you get a free cab ride yesterday? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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