Taxi firm provides holiday getaway.
TYNESIDE taxi firm Blueline teamed up with a children's charity to give a family the holiday they deserve. Colin and Leanne Farquhar, of Town End Farm, had booked a trip to Butlins in Skegness last year for themselves and children Cameron, 16, Ashton, 9, Harvey, 7, and baby Archie, who was born in September.
But after booking, dad Colin contracted a serious illness leading to the loss of his job and driving licence, while Archie was born with Down's Syndrome and other health complications requiring daily care. This meant any trips would need to include transport of extensive medical equipment. Nurses from the Niall Quinn Children's Centre in Sunderland asked Cash for Kids for help, and Blueline stepped up to offer the family transport to Butlins free of charge.
Colin said: "We are over the moon. The bairns thought it was like winning the lottery when we told them. Family life has changed so much for the other kids since Archie came along, we just want them to have their time for fun.
"I can honestly say that it is one of the kindest things anyone has ever done for our family and we can't thank Cash for Kids and Blueline taxi's enough."
Blueline taxi |driver Andrew Humphrey, who drove the Farquhar family to and from Butlins