We’re proud to be supporting the BC Club with their latest fundraising initiative.
The group of businessmen from Bournemouth, including b4b Managing Director Anthony Tilley, regularly get together for a boy’s lunch whilst also raising money for charity. The club has grown to 39 members since 2011 and has so far donated over £352,000 to deserving charities and individuals across Dorset and Hampshire.
Their latest venture is the 2021 taxi challenge, which the b4b marketing team are supporting.
The BC Club taxi, a London black cab adorned with the logos of the member businesses, is being driven by club members for a week as their only mode of transport. Each week the new driver will pay £250 for the privilege of driving it and must do at least 150 miles, as well as making one upgrade to the car. They will not be allowed to drive any other form of transport during their time or they will be ‘fined’ extra money to go to charity.
The target is to raise is more than £15,000 which will be donated to Variety Wessex, who provide support for sick, disabled and disadvantaged children across our region.
The idea was born after BC Club chairman Shan Seewooruthun sold his vehicle and his fellow members thought it would be a good idea for him to drive something a little bit different. Fast forward several weeks and the black cab turned up outside of Shan’s workplace in Poole!
Wanting to turn the arrival of the £1,500 LTI TX II Hackney Carriage into something positive, the driving challenge was launched.
“Our members are a bunch of generous individuals all eager to do their bit for charity whilst having a bit of light-hearted fun as we go” explained Shan.
As a member of the BC Club for many years, Tilley and his team at b4b were all too eager to help by providing social media support, as well as photography and videography.
“We’re aiming to capture each member driving the cab on video and by pushing it out via social media, we’re raising awareness and much needed funds for Variety Wessex. It will be my turn later in the year and I’m looking forward to visiting as many clients as I can!” said Tilley.
Keep an eye out for the BC cab doing the rounds across Poole and Bournemouth over the coming months and give them a toot…or even a donation to charity!