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Grace House partnership with Uber

19 May 2016

There is increasing interest in the business community to partner with charities for mutual benefit. At Grace House we are feeling the benefits of these partnerships:

  • Tesco Bank ran a very successful fundraising campaign in 2015-16 with Grace House as their chosen charity of the year, raising £25,000
  • Our Corporate Volunteer gardening days are currently fully booked up, with local businesses releasing small teams of staff for the day who come and work in the Grace House grounds to keep them looking good for the children
  • The sponsors of our annual black tie ball #chin4jamie, got massive brand coverage, as 750 attended the event, and we raised a fantastic £50,000

Our latest partnership is with Uber who have recently launched their private hire taxi service in Sunderland. Uber is available in more than 440 cities across six continents and only just recently launched in Sunderland and we’re so pleased to partner with such a recognisable brand as they launch in the city. Read their launch news here 

By signing up with the code GRACEHOUSE at new users can get up to £15 off their first ride, and Uber contribute £5 to Grace House.

Uber is a fantastic app and here are some of our own tips for you to get the most from your Uber ride –

  • FREE £15 ride

As this is a one off credit and cannot be rolled over think about the journey you’re going to take and use it on a longer distance journey than just round the corner to make the most of your free credit.

You could travel from Grace House in Southwick to the Customs House in South Shields or Park Lane to the Wildfowl Trust in Washington, all for FREE*

  • On demand

Uber taxis are on demand rather than being booked in advance so it’s great for last minute trips or if you’ve missed the bus or Metro. Simply open the app and you’ll be quoted an estimated time of arrival which is only ever a few minutes.

  • Share the FREEness!

Once you’ve had your first ride you can send your own personal invite to friends and family (new users) so they can also enjoy a free ride. Once they’ve used it, you receive another free ride worth £10, so get sharing!

  • Cashless Ride Home

The app is linked to your debit or credit card or PayPal so if you’ve misplaced your wallet on a night out or lost it in the crowd at the football you can still get home as you don’t have to pay cash at the end of the journey.

From the £15 free ride you receive for your first journey, £5 is donated to Grace House so we can continue to support local children with life limiting conditions.

Download the Uber app and use the code GRACEHOUSE to receive your £15 free ride

IOS app 

Android app 

Windows phone app 


*Estimated fare at time of publishing was less than £15, actual fare may differ depending upon traffic conditions and other factors 

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