Exmouth taxi firm helps Children’s Hospice SW

A taxi firm trio from Exmouth who were beaten by a summer challenge to scale Mount Snowdon have come out tops after handing over a cheque for more than �2,000 to charity.

Earlier in the year Direct Taxis owner Tony Quinn, of Colleton Way, manager Les Carde, of The Green and driver Nick ‘Beany’ Bleasdale, of Rolle Street, were forced to abandon a second attempt to climb the 3,000-foot mountain because of bad weather.

Although their efforts were thwarted by the elements – and a first attempt by injury - the group was still able to hand over their sponsorship thanks to the generosity of all those who dug deep and gave generously.

Direct Taxis co-owner Nicola Quinn praised all the sponsors for generously agreeing the cash raised could be passed onto the charity despite the failure of the challenge.

Mrs Quinn handed over a cheque for �2,185 to Little Bridge House, in Fremmington, during a visit to the children’s hospice.

She said: “While we were there they showed us around the hospice which was unbelievable.

“We were all touched and couldn’t believe how well thought out everything was. They have thought of everything in caring for the children and their families.

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“The staff were really nice. It was an eye-opening experience for us all and we are so glad to have been able to help this great charity.”

Pictured here is Tony and Les, from Direct Taxis, apresenting the cheque.

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