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Poppy Cabs support veterans on Remembrance Sunday

On 12 November, when the capital falls silent at 11:00am, hundreds of London’s black cab drivers who volunteer their time to take veterans to the Cenotaph and the parade as part of the Poppy Cabs free service, will also pause to remember.

Since 2009, volunteer black taxi drivers have provided a free Poppy Cabs taxi service for veterans attending the annual Remembrance Day service and parade. This year, on Sunday 12 November, over 1,000 free taxi journeys will move veterans from stations across the capital to the Cenotaph, thanks to the generosity of London’s cab drivers.

Mike Hughes, Poppy Cabs coordinator, said: "We have been providing the free Poppy Cabs service for 14 years and every year it grows bigger and bigger. The service is funded entirely by London cab drivers, often accompanied by family and friends, who volunteer their cabs and their time for this important service. Knowing that the Poppy Cabs service is available relieves much of the stress for veterans 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."

On 12 November, volunteer cab drivers are required between 08:00 – 10:00 to cover journeys from all the main line stations, Victoria Coach Station, the Victory Services Club and the Union Jack Club; and in the afternoon, volunteers are also required from 12:30 – 16:00 at Westminster Bridge to help with the return journeys.

Each year commemorative Poppy Cabs badges are available for a minimum donation of £5. The money raised supports the Royal British Legion and the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans.

To purchase a Poppy Cabs badge or to volunteer, please contact


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