THE sun shone down and villagers lined the streets waving Union Flags as scores of Second World War veterans arrived in South Holmwood for their annual day out on Tuesday.
Almost 400 former servicemen and Chelsea Pensioners – many displaying their medals – stopped off in the village as part of an event organised by the London Taxi Drivers' Benevolent Association for War Disabled.
South Holmwood residents traditionally cater for the veterans each year when they stop off on
Watch Taxi Charity committee members, Frances Wyhowska and Ian Parsons, being interviewed about the Worthing outing on London Live this morning. Superstars, the pair of them! #LondonLive #FrancesWyhowska #IanParsons #AnnualVeteransOutingtoWorthing
Hello once again all you taxi troopers. Fast Eddie reporting in. Well, here we are. The new year is upon us, so I thought it would be a good time for a round-up of the charity's 2015. It has been a good year and the Taxi Charity has worked very hard to make it a successful year. Early in the year, members of the committee sat down with the officials of the Royal British Legion at their HQ in Southwark to discuss where and how our two charities could work together to support o
The Taxi Charity's Assistant Secretary and Press Officer, Derek Leone, shares his thoughts about this year's veterans' outing to Worthing. On Tuesday 16 June 2015, The London Taxi Benevolent Association for War Disabled held its 67th outing to Worthing.
From around 8:30am, with the sun beginning to shine, the first of the 112 taxis began arriving in the village of South Holmwood. In the village hall, the residents of the village had been busy preparing food, and with arriv
Yesterday's Taxi Charity veterans' outing to Worthing made it onto ITV News. A big thank you to ITV Meridian coming along to report on the day. Click here to view the news piece which is just under two minutes' long: www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2015-06-17/day-out-in-sussex-for-chelsea-pensioners #AnnualVeteransOutingtoWorthing #ITV
Over one hundred kind-hearted London cabbies are switching off the meter to transport war veterans on a seaside trip to Worthing (on Tuesday 16 June.) The 114 London black cab drivers will collect 228 veterans and their carers from all over London before setting off to South Holmwood Village, near Dorking where the vets will congregate for homemade sandwiches, cakes and refreshments. The cabbies will then continue in convoy for the 30-mile journey along the A24 to Worthing. V
We've started moving our photo library over to Flickr. We've uploaded photo albums from 1964 to 1985 so far, and we're over the moon with the results! We've found some photos of our current patron, Dame Vera Lynn, taken in 1985, and of our 1979 Guest of Honour, Prince Philip. We also have some beautiful black and white photos of our veterans enjoying their annual trip to Worthing. You can view the photos in the order they are uploaded: www.flickr.com/photos/taxicharity/ Or yo