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Taxi Firms Turkey Pledge to the Homeless…

When a local taxi company heard that a North East charity were all set to give the street friends they help their Christmas dinner, but minus the turkey, as there were no volunteers, they swooped in to save the day.

Budget Taxis, based in Newcastle heard that they had plenty of offers for the rest of the dinner, but no-one had come forward to supply the main part of the dinner, the turkey, so offered to bridge the gap.

Mohammed Suleman, (Suly) owner of Budget Taxis said why he had made this generous gesture: “We’re happy to supply the turkeys required to North East Homeless Charity so they can give their street friends a hearty lunch at Christmas. This was a no-brainer for us, we’re pleased we’re able to help.”

North East Homeless Charity’s aim is to supply much-needed food, clothing, advice and help to the homeless in the region and every week go out with warm clothing, hot food, mobile phones etc to offer some level of comfort to them during tough times.

Brian Burridge, Founder of NEH said: “Everyone has been so generous offering to cook, supply the ingredients for the Christmas dinner, but we were definitely lacking the turkeys, until Suly and the Budget Taxis team stepped in. We’re eternally grateful to everyone who has contributed in ensuring that our street friends get a good meal, not just at Christmas, we do this all-year-round, so if there are anyone who would want to also lend a hand, we’re always willing to accept donations, assistance etc.”

Helping, sometimes in excess of 150 street friends each week, NEH is an Outreach programme aimed at making the lives of the regions’ homeless men and women a little more comfortable during their time of need.

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