Today the Cabbies Do Kilimanjaro boys set off to Tanzania for the finale of their challenge - climbing Kilimanjaro!
Here's a message from the Chairman of the Taxi Charity For Military Veterans, Ian Parsons:
Dear John, Daren and Brian,
I saw you on ITV London News on Tuesday evening and noticed that like the No.1 contender about to fight for the world championship, you’re all looking lean and hungry and "Ready to Rumble".
You were once heavyweights, but your strict training regime, plus your determination and dedication to the task means you have dropped down several weight divisions since then and are ready to go the distance... Okay, let’s leave the boxing analogy there...
But in all seriousness, I wanted to send you our very best wishes for a safe and successful climb this weekend.
What you have already achieved is remarkable and I know your list of admirers reaches way beyond the London cab trade.
Your journey has been an inspiration to so many people and for that you deserve every congratulation.
I also want to thank you for all have done for our charity; raising funds as well as awareness about us.
We have just returned from an incredible trip to the Netherlands, where we took several Arnhem veterans back to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem.
The visit meant so much to the veterans and these trips are only possible because of the magnificent fundraising efforts of people like you.
Meanwhile, good luck with the final and most challenging leg of your journey.
Taxi Charity for Military Veterans
(and all committee members)
Look how far they've come....