We are delighted to be working closely with the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans and are grateful for their support:
The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans (originally known as the London Taxi Benevolent Association for War Disabled) was formed by three London taxi drivers in Fulham in 1948.
Its object then was to help war veterans in their homes and hospitals throughout London and the Home Counties by providing entertainment, outings and much needed specialised equipment.
Its aim now is simple: to work for the benefit, comfort and enjoyment of military veterans, to the best of its ability.
The charity’s activities are wide-ranging: for example in 2017, 90 taxis took 120 WW2 veterans back to Normandy for the D-Day commemorations and it also hosted a flight day for veterans from Blesma and Headley Court.
Every year the Taxi Charity arranges a trip to the seaside: up to 80 London cab drivers take veterans to Worthing for traditional fish and chips and some entertainment.
2018 marks the charity’s 70th anniversary and celebratory plans include two visits to Arnhem, one to Normandy and an outing to the Royal Naval Dockyards in Portsmouth.
It is a small charity, dependent entirely on donations from the public and the generosity of London’s black cab drivers, all of whom are volunteers.
For more information, please visit: www.taxicharity.org
Charity Commission No. 264678