WWII veterans to join Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity 'Summer In The City' event



On 2 August, the Taxi Charity will support the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity at their summer event at Television Centre and White City Place.

The Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) is hosting an open-space event which promises to be a fun-filled day packed with activities, including performances from the world-renowned Royal Marines Band, and the opportunity to meet some WWII veterans.

The 'Summer In The City' event at Television Centre and White City Place will be on 2 August, between 9:30am and 5:30pm.


The programme of the day is as follows:


  • Performances from the world-renowned Royal Marines Band

  • Sit inside a Royal Navy Life Raft and learn how the RNRMC has converted these into bags through their upcycling project

  • Get to know Naval Officers undertaking epic fundraising challenges for charity

  • Meet WWII veterans and find out how the Taxi Charity supports them

  • Find out about the work the RNRMC does to support sailors, marines, veterans and their families


Alicia Burnett, Corporate Partnerships and Events Manager at RNRMC, said:


“We are delighted to have this opportunity to host a family fun day to raise vital funds and share the work of the charity. We have a vision of a world in which our sailors, marines and their families are valued and supported for life. Events like this help to make that vision a reality. Please do come and say hello and find out more!”


Ian Parsons, chairman of the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans, said:


“We were thrilled to be asked to join our friends at the RNRMC for this open-space event at Television Centre and White City Place in London. Two of our volunteer cab drivers will be bringing some naval WWII veterans, including former Wren, Marie Scott, who as a 17-year-old transmitted and received messages to and from the beaches on D-Day in 1944.”



About RNRMC


RNRMC is the principal charity of the Royal Navy. It exists to support sailors, marines and their families, for life.


Since 2007, it has funded projects and facilities that boost morale for those who serve today. It also distributes millions of pounds annually to military charities which care for the children, families and veterans of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines.


The RNRMC is proud to have HRH The Princess Royal as its patron.


For more information on RNRMC, call 023 9387 1520 or visit www.rnrmc.org.uk and for media enquiries contact Alicia Burnett at alicia.burnett@rnrmc.org.uk.



Photo: Taxi Charity chairman, Ian Parsons, with WWII veteran Marie Scott.