Free Poppy Cabs service for veterans



On Remembrance Sunday, kind-hearted London cab drivers will give up their time to drive veterans around London.


On 13 November, hundreds of London cab drivers will volunteer their time to support the free Poppy Cabs service, which transports veterans around the capital to attend services at the Cenotaph and participate in the Remembrance Sunday Parade.


Now in its 13th year, London will once again witness lines of iconic black taxis lined up on Westminster Bridge as their drivers offer to take veterans from mainline stations to the Remembrance Day commemorations without a fare.



Cab driver Mike Hughes, who coordinates this important and much-loved free service, said: "Knowing that the Poppy Cabs service is available for veterans relieves much of the stress of attending this emotional event, and every year we are overwhelmed by the support of the London cab trade and the men and women who give us their time and vehicles. This year we are delighted to have received support from Asda for the Poppy Cabs service and one of our cabs has been wrapped with a livery to remind people of the service and the fabulous support and respect the London cab trade show to our veterans."


Dick Goodwin, vice president of the Taxi Charity, said: "As well as organising the Poppy Cabs service, Mike Hughes produces a Poppy Cabs badge which raises funds for the Royal British Legion and the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans. As a charity that is wholly reliant on donations, the money these badges generate for us each year is most welcome to help our work supporting veterans from all conflicts."


To offer a donation for a Poppy Cabs badge, contact mike@mikehughes.org.uk.