26 Apr 2018
Charitable causes across Glasgow will receive a boost this weekend, thanks to Glasgow Taxis’ annual 50p Sunday.
The city’s most trusted taxi supplier has pledged that on 29 April, 50p from every fare will go towards the STV Children’s Appeal, helping young Scots who need it most.
Last year, the fundraising campaign proved to be a huge success by raising more than £3,000 for the charity.
The organisation has chosen this Sunday for its day of giving as it’s the same day as the city’s Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk, when thousands of Glaswegians will walk either six, 15 or 23 miles to raise funds for good causes.
The largest supplier of licensed taxis in Glasgow will further enlarge the STV Children’s Appeal fundraising total with a £1,000 donation to STV2’s Live at Five showbiz reporter Laura Boyd’s charity campaign, as she prepares to pull on a kilt to walk the 23 mile Mighty Stride on Sunday.
Chairman Stephen Flynn, speaking on behalf of the Glasgow Taxis Ltd. executive committee, said: “The STV Children’s Appeal is a truly deserving cause which does fantastic work to support young people.
“We are committed to supporting major events across the city and it doesn’t get any better than the Kiltwalk. Walkers using our service before or after the charity walk will know that a chunk of their fare will go to charity, and those unable to take part will do their bit just by taking their usual taxi journey.
“We’re delighted to continue to support the STV Children’s Appeal and do what we can to help those who need it most. We’ll be cheering on Laura, and everyone who is taking part on Sunday.”
Natalie Wright of the STV Children's Appeal said: "We are very grateful to Glasgow Taxis Ltd. for raising funds once again for STV Children's Appeal as part of the 50p Sunday campaign, and for the generous donation to Laura’s fundraising efforts.
“Every donation brings us one step closer to making a real difference to the lives of children and young people affected by poverty in Scotland. Our sincere thanks to Glasgow Taxis Ltd staff, drivers and customers for their continued support in 2018!”
Pictured: Taxi drivers Davie Hodgson and Dougie McPherson, as well as Laura Boyd from STV. Glasgow Taxis have also made a £1000 donation to Laura’s fundraising efforts as she prepares to takes part in the Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk on Sunday.