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Cardiff cabbies raise an amazing £10,000 for food banks despite taxi industry struggles

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Taxi drivers in Cardiff have raised over £10,000 for local food banks to help those struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite the taxi trade being one of the hardest hit industries, drivers have managed to rally together to provide financial aid to families who need it most.

The news has been shared across social media, with the Branch Secretary of the Unite Union Wales Taxi section, Yusef Jama, saying: "Amazing achievement from Cardiff taxi & PH drivers raising over 10k even with the financial struggle COVID-19 had on their trade.

"Still caring for locals that are suffering from food poverty due to this pandemic. All donations will be made to food bank organisations in Cardiff."

Taxi drivers in Wales have received some good news themselves in recent weeks, with the announcement of a third discretionary grant.

Taxi representatives from Unite Wales were delighted with the extra support handed to struggling taxi drivers. A spokesperson from Unite Wales said at the time: "Welsh taxi drivers will now be able to claim a third discretionary grant from Local Authorities if their wages are down 40% or more.

"Another huge win for our members who would like to thank the Welsh Government for the ongoing support during these difficult times."


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