20 Sep 2018
Glasgow Taxis underlined their commitment to supporting the city’s thousands of students as they braved Storm Ali yesterday to give away 9000 Glasgow Gift Cards at the two-day Freshers Festival on George Square.
Visitors to the Glasgow Taxis stall were wind-swept and interested as they were handed Glasgow Gift Cards – each one pre-loaded with a value of up to £50 - to spend at restaurants, shops and in Glasgow Taxis.
Glasgow Taxis staff also made newcomers to the city aware of other student benefits, including a 20% bonus for anyone signing up for a Student Taxi Account, and their Safe Taxi scheme where those without cash or a debit card can still travel safely using only their university matriculation card.
Stephen Flynn, chairman of Glasgow Taxis, said: “Glasgow Taxis prides itself in supporting the city’s students throughout the year and it was good to see so many at the Freshers Festival on George Square – even in this weather.
“Passenger safety is hugely important to us which is why we run the Safe Taxi scheme and the student taxi account to make sure people get home safely.”
Graeme Barratt, one of the organisers of Freshers Festival, said: “We’d like to thank Glasgow Taxis for supporting this year’s event. That it continues to grow year on year is largely down to the backing we get from companies like theirs. We look forward to working with them again next year.”
Pictured: Danielle Pender (centre) of Glasgow Taxis meets students Marta Nowak and Kieran Henderson.