Every year since 1948, the Taxi Charity has been taking veterans to Worthing for the day to spend time with their friends and enjoy seaside favourites, fish and chips and ice cream. This year’s outing is only a week or so after many of the veterans spent a week in Normandy with the Taxi Charity for D-Day 75, remembering the friends they lost. Over 60 kind-hearted volunteer London cabbies will pick up nearly 200 veterans and their carers from their homes across the South East
On 12 June 2018, 100 volunteer cabbies from the Taxi Charity escorted veterans on a trip to Worthing. Following a tradition that began seventy years ago, the London cabbies picked up veterans and carers from their homes across the capital and headed off for their big day out. After a pit stop at South Holmwood village near Dorking in Surrey, for home-made sandwiches, cakes and refreshments, the taxis traveled in convoy along the A24 to Worthing. Once in Worthing, the veterans
Every year since 1948, the Taxi Charity has been bringing veterans to Worthing for the day to spend time with their friends and comrades and enjoy seaside favourites, fish and chips and ice cream. Following a tradition that began seventy years ago, 100 kind-hearted volunteer London cabbies will pick up veterans and carers from their homes across the capital on Tuesday 12 June and take them for a much-loved day trip to Worthing. After a pit stop at South Holmwood village near
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/
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
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
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