The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans was delighted to receive an £18,000 grant from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity to fund its programme of special trips and activities.
ABF The Soldiers’ Charity supports partner charities which improve the wellbeing of armed forces veterans, especially those who are elderly or disabled.
The £18,000 grant will go towards the Taxi Charity’s 75th anniversary events, including social occasions in the UK as well as trips to Normandy, Belgium and the Netherlands for commemoration services.
Brigadier (Ret’d) Peter Monteith, Chief Operating Officer of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, said: "We are always keen to support charities that focus on the welfare of veterans and make them feel part of the wider Army family. This year, we were only too pleased to help fund the Taxi Charity and its loyal group of volunteer London cabbies, whose work is much appreciated across the veteran community."
Brian Heffernan, London licensed cab driver and chairman of the Taxi Charity, said: "As a small charity that is wholly reliant on donations, grants and sponsorship to fund and facilitate our work with veterans, we are very grateful for the support of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. This grant will be used towards our programme of trips and activities in this our 75th anniversary year."
ABF The Soldiers’ Charity
ABF The Soldiers Charity is the Army’s national charity, for soldiers, veterans and their families for life. Since 1944, it has been at the forefront of support for the Army family. It is one of the largest funders in the sector, reaching 65,000 people and funding over 66 charities and organisations in FY 21/22. It supports the Army family through life’s challenges - whether that involves bereavement, injury, getting back to work, elderly care, and much more besides. Beneficiaries ranged in age from a seven-month-old baby to a 103-year-old veteran last year – and it helped soldiers, veterans and their families in 48 countries worldwide. www.soldierscharity.org