The Taxi Charity For Military Veterans (formerly known as the London Taxi Benevolent Association For War Disabled) was formed 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.
Our aim now is simple: to work for the benefit, comfort and enjoyment of military veterans, to the best of our ability.
For our annual Worthing outing, we now collect veterans from all over London, including the Royal Hospital Chelsea and other Veterans' Homes, as well as those who still live in their own homes. This amounts to over 300 ex-service men and women and over 130 taxis.
In order to fund these outings, we seek donations from the general public and organisations, and we rely on volunteer London licensed taxi drivers to provide their taxis and time for free.
Over the past years, we have been fortunate enough, to be honoured with many guests, including HRH Princess Alexandra, HRH Prince Philip, HRH Duchess of Kent, Sir Douglas Bader, Group Captain Leonard Cheshire VC and many celebrities of TV, sport and theatre.
And we are proud to say that those aims that were started back in 1948 are still alive to this present day and will continue as long as people within the taxi trade are willing to give their time and energy to help those who have given so much for their country.
We would like to thank all the people, who, over the years, have given generously to this worthy cause, and all the volunteer taxi drivers. without who the charity would not be able to operate.