Taxi firm raises £3,000 with footie event

Alex Hurst from Phoenix Taxis with Jack Charlton.
Alex Hurst from Phoenix Taxis with Jack Charlton.

More than £3,000 has been raised by footballing fundraisers for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

A five-a-side football tournament was organised by Blyth-based Phoenix Taxis, the largest electric and hybrid taxi firm in the UK, which saw 30 teams raise the money for the cancer charity.

The footballers played throughout the day, with winners receiving an outing to watch Newcastle United home game play from Phoenix Taxis’ executive box.

Alex Hurst, managing director at Phoenix Taxis, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to have provided this fantastic opportunity for football fans and also to help raise funds to support the important work done by the Foundation. I’d like to thank everyone for their support and enthusiasm – it was a fantastic day.”

Pauline Buglass from the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation said: “The tournament was a great success and we’re grateful to all the footballers, Phoenix Taxis and everyone involved for their enthusiastic support and fundraising efforts.

“The money raised will directly benefit cancer patients in the north east and Cumbria and will help us continue to fulfil Sir Bobby’s ambitions to fund world-class cancer facilities in our region.”