Last week, members of veezu’s senior management team met with Esther Rantzen, founder and trustee of Childline, for a formal presentation on a visit to South Wales to celebrate donating a total of £50,000 to the NSPCC.
The fundraising campaign – known as ‘The Big Drive to stop child cruelty’ – pledged to donate 1p for every passenger journey booked via our mobile App’s. Staff in each of the veezu hubs, including Dragon Taxis in South Wales, V Cars in the South West of England, A2B Radio Cars in Solihull and Amber Cars in Leeds, also took part in a series of fundraising initiatives, including bake sales, raffles and fancy-dress days, to raise money for this incredibly worthy cause.
The £50,000 raised will go directly to the NSPCC’s Childline initiative, which uses trained volunteers to provide support and protection to children at risk of neglect and abuse.
Kevin Thomas, Group Corporate Development Director at veezu Group, said;
“Today is a very emotional day for everyone at veezu; to be able to hand over a cheque for £50,000 to such a good cause and one that was so close to the heart of our former colleague. Joel would have been so proud of this achievement and the fact that we’ve been able to do this is a very special part of his legacy.
“There have been a number of factors that have put veezu in a position to make this donation; the enthusiasm of our staff for the cause, our customers’ loyalty and the success of the mobile app across the UK. App bookings have increased by 21% from 2017 to 2018 and this is one of the reasons we’ve been able to provide this valuable support to Childline.”
Childline Founder, Dame Esther Rantzen, said: “I am extremely grateful to veezu for this wonderful donation which will enable Childline to transform the lives of desperate children who have nowhere else to turn. On their behalf, thank you so much for making a huge difference to our work.”