July 9, 2018
Cab Direct™ is a proud supporter of taxi trade charity events that give children with health difficulties a day out to remember. During May and June, we supported events hosted by Taxi Owners Associations in West Lothian, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
“As a proud sponsor, it is great to see the successful outcome of Taxi Trade Outings. The fantastic support given by the taxi drivers allows the children to have a very enjoyable and memorable day.”
Charity Events Provide a Day to Remember
The first charity event of the season was held by West Lothian TOA on the May Day bank holiday, commencing at Livingston FC. This was followed by the Edinburgh event which started off at the zoo, where attendees were treated to some music by a Little Mix tribute act. The taxis then stopped off in Musselburgh for some ice cream before making their way down the east coast to the countryside location of Archerfield House, near North Berwick.
The Glasgow TOA ‘Taxis to Troon’ event dates back to 1945 and is now in its 73rd year. The latest outing was as popular as ever with 300 children enjoying a fun day out at the beach, and many well-wishers lined the streets of Glasgow to see the departure of the convoy. Cab Direct™ provided a special liveried Ford ProCab™ loaded with sweet treats, joining around 100 other cabs that were decorated for the occasion and many drivers in fancy dress. Balloons, streamers and other artsy materials the drivers can get hold of are used to decorate their taxis outside the hours of a normal working day.
Kind-Hearted Taxi Trade Support
The successful running of these special events is due to the kind-hearted support of the taxi trade in each area, providing help in terms of developing fundraising events, building a sponsorship network and logistical planning. Ultimately, the story of these events is about the heroes that give their time for free to make precious memories for children who have to overcome many difficulties in their lives. We look forward to supporting more memorable events for years to come.
Ray Strang, sales executive of Cab Direct™, said: “As a proud sponsor, it’s great to see the successful outcome of Taxi Trade Outings. The fantastic support given by the taxi drivers allows the children to have a very enjoyable and memorable day.”