Chairman's Blog: 2020 Review and Special Thanks

Ian Parsons with WWII veteran, Harry Bailey
Ian Parsons with WWII veteran, Harry Bailey

Last year was the most challenging time in the Taxi Charity’s history.

By mid-March, the coronavirus pandemic meant all our plans for the remainder of the year had to be cancelled – as our year planner, below, shows.

Yet, despite the many restrictions and obstacles we faced, the Taxi Charity continued to support veterans throughout 2020 in a number of imaginative ways.

We produced commemorative cards and booklets marking important anniversaries, such as VE-Day 75, VJ-Day 75 and the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

We also received many hundreds of greeting cards and goodwill messages from the Netherlands and Normandy, which we redistributed to veterans across the UK.