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Cambridge transport charity is saved from closure


By Adrian Curtis


Alan Edwards of Dial a Ride, Cambridge, is delighted that Tesco has helped to save the charity. Picture: Keith Heppell
Alan Edwards of Dial a Ride, Cambridge, is delighted that Tesco has helped to save the charity. Picture: Keith Heppell

Chairman Alan Edwards says reprieve for Cambridge Dial-A-Ride is 'best possible Christmas present'

A celebrated Cambridge community transport charity has been saved from the axe at the eleventh hour.

Cambridge Dial-a-Ride was fighting for its future after being told it would have to move from its current base on Coldhams Road due to redevelopment plans in the new year.

Even world famous scientist Professor Stephen Hawking, who was involved in its launch in the early 1990s, had urged the city’s university to help save the charity.

But the charity has received the best possible early Christmas present with Tesco on Newmarket Road stepping in to provide the charity with a base for its transport.

Chairman Alan Edwards, 79, who has been involved with the charity since 2004, said: “I am absolutely delighted. It is the best possible Christmas present. The future is assured and it is a great relief.”

The charity will have a six-month rolling contract with Tesco.



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