Hello again all you taxi troopers! Fast Eddie, your vice president, reporting in with a round-up of events over the last six months. At the time of my last update in January, the committee was still considering our plans for 2016 and nothing was certain. As you are now aware, an awful lot has transpired since then, thanks to the hard work of the committee, the collectors, our taxi drivers and everyone who has contributed to our events throughout the last six months. February/
WWII veterans Fred Glover and Geoff Pattinson and volunteer committee members from the London Taxi Benevolent Association for War Disabled charity (aka the Taxi Charity) attended a red-carpet event which was televised to millions on BBC One this week.
The Taxi Charity received the award in the Best Voluntary/Charity Project category of the National Lottery Awards. Run almost entirely by working or retired London taxi drivers who provide outings and events for war veterans,
The London Taxi Benevolent Association for War Disabled Charity, aka the Taxi Charity, will celebrate their recognition as the nation’s Best Voluntary project by picking up a coveted National Lottery Award on TV in front of a star-studded audience.
Staff and volunteers from the initiative were joined on the red carpet by celebrities such as John Barrowman, Rav Wilding, Ralf Little, Kimberly Wyatt, Katie Derham and many of Team GB’s National Lottery funded Olympic heroes as
The London Taxi Benevolent Association for War Disabled charity has been crowned the UK's best voluntary organisation, following a public vote.
The charity is made up of volunteer taxi drivers and has been running trips for veterans since 1948, including an annual seaside visit to Worthing.
Last year, the charity used National Lottery to fund a five-day trip to the Netherlands.
More than 90 London taxi drivers and volunteers took 120 Second World War veterans and the
Strictly star Katie Derham was taken for a spin as she presented them with their National Lottery Awards trophy
The London Taxi Benevolent Association for War Disabled Charity is made up of volunteer taxi drivers and has been running trips for veterans since 1948, including an annual seaside visit to Worthing. Last year, the charity used National Lottery funding for 92 London taxi drivers and volunteers to take 120 WWII veterans and their carers on a five-day trip to the Ne