TFL's OnRoute magazine recently featured an article about the Taxi Charity and two of our recent events...
It’s been a busy old time for the Taxi Charity with two events giving veterans the chance to get out and about, enjoying time spent with their comrades.
First up, on the 6 June, 25 veterans visited Normandy to remember the part they played during the D-Day landings.
On the outbound journey the ferry slowed down allowing the veterans to say a prayer and cast a wreath to remember all those that lost their lives at sea on 6 June 1944.
The trip also included a visit to the Memorial Pegasus Museum at Benouville, Ouistreham, to scatter the ashes of a charity collector, to Pegasus Bridge for midnight commemorations and Bayeux Cathedral.
Then on 12 June, following a tradition that began 70 years ago, 100 kind-hearted volunteer London cabbies picked up veterans and carers from their homes across the Capital to take them for a much-loved day trip to Worthing.
The weather smiled on them as they enjoyed fish and chips, ice cream and a good old singalong with Aiden Kent – the Singing Cabbie.
To find out how you can get involved with the Taxi Charity, go to www.taxicharity.org.