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Ola Donates 50p Per Ride To Exeter CITY Community Trust

Ola Donates 50p Per Ride To Exeter CITY Community Trust

Ola, one of the world’s largest ride-hailing platforms, today announced a new partnership with Exeter CITY Community Trust, and pledged to donate 50p from every ride taken in Exeter between 18th March and 19th May 2019 to the health and wellbeing charity.

The transport pioneer’s contribution will help the charity to deliver its inspiring physical activity, education, health and wellbeing programmes across Devon and Somerset.

Ben Legg, Managing Director of Ola UK, said:

“Our partnership with Exeter CITY Community Trust is a great way for us to give back to the local community in Exeter, supporting the drivers and passengers we help transport every day. Since our launch in November 2018, we’ve been committed to helping the local area thrive.”

The partnership is a part of an agreement to sponsor the Exeter CITY Community Trust marathon and half marathon event, which takes place on May 19.

Back of Ola jacket with person holding medals.

Jamie Vittles, Chief Executive of Exeter CITY Community Trust, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Ola on board as our third sponsor for this event and for their generous offer to contribute 50 pence from each ride until May 19. We are very grateful for this kind of support. It is something that is vital for us and means that we can keep on delivering high quality events in our city and beyond.”

Ola is the only app that can be used by black cabs and Private Hire Vehicles (PHVs), giving both drivers and passengers even more choice. As part of their pledge to empower drivers, Ola offers the highest driver rates, charging just 10% commission to black cabs and 15% to PHVs, compared with 25% charged by competitors. This industry leading rate also enables comparable passenger rates too.

To encourage inclusivity for their drivers, Ola has also committed to make black cab and PHV ride options equally as attractive to app users by ensuring that they are competitively priced. Black cabs do not ‘surge’ meaning that they can be cheaper when PHVs are in high demand.

Close up of Exeter half marathon medal and Ola jacket.

Exeter CITY Community Trust is Exeter’s leading health and wellbeing charity. It works in partnership with Exeter City Football Club and provides a range of activities to people of all ages, focused on health, education, wellbeing and physical activity.

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