Cab firm buckles up for charity drive

Are you in for a penny or in for a pound?Ipswich Cabs company is hosting a free cab day in the hope passengers will raid their wallets and donate to two town charities.

IPSWICH: Are you in for a penny or in for a pound?

The Ipswich Cabs company is hosting a free cab day in the hope passengers will raid their wallets and donate to two town charities.

Between 10am and 2pm on Wednesday , cabbies will not be charging customers but will instead have buckets in their vehicles to raise cash for St Elizabeth's Hospice and East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH).

Ian Fountain, general manager for Ipswich Cabs, said: “People can donate as little or as much as they want - there will be no pressure to donate huge amounts.


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“The key thing we want is for people to use our company - even if only during the free cab day to raise money for the charities.”

Mr Fountain, who is the former owner of Hawk Express, said: “Because we're a new cab company in the town, we wanted to start a year of fundraising.

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“We've chosen St Elizabeth's Hospice and EACH because they are such worthy charities - all are drivers are really up for it all.

“Everyone has had some kind of connection with a charity and we hope to maintain fundraising for different charities every year.”

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

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