Taxi firm’s new charity is a Little Sparkler

Claire Thompson, Mercury marketing assistant, with SRSB children and their families at Little Sparklers
Claire Thompson, Mercury marketing assistant, with SRSB children and their families at Little Sparklers
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Sight impaired youngsters have touched hearts at Mercury Taxis.

Now Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind will join St Luke’s Hospice and Support Dogs as beneficiaries of Mercury’s community support.

Business development manager Peter Holmes explained, “We are delighted to support this hugely worthwhile charity. I think people fear losing their sight most of all. We have drivers who are specially trained to support sight-impaired people and who are happy to carry assistance dogs in their cabs.”

Claire Thompson, Mercury’s marketing assistant– has struck up a ‘friendship deal’ with Sue Coggin, SRSB marketing manager and the two women have agreed to run next year’s half marathon together in aid of SRSB charity.

Said Claire: “Sue introduced me to Joanne Ardern who runs the Little Sparklers group for pre-school children with a visual impairment and their siblings and I was so impressed, I became a volunteer.”

Little Sparklers, run by staff and volunteers, meets every Wednesday, 10am-12pm at the charity’s Mappin Street Centre. Play tailored to the children and their specific requirements.