Children Celebrate Extra Special Taxi Charity Trip to Southend-on-Sea

The London Taxi Drivers’ Fund for Underprivileged Children welcomed volunteer London taxi drivers and over 250 very excited children to the legendary annual LTFUC outing to Southend-on-Sea.

This marked an extra special trip as the charity celebrates its 90th year.

The charity run voluntary by London cabbies since 1928 enriches the lives of disadvantaged children through fundraising and hosting functions and events throughout the year.

Throughout its 90 year history, the LTFUC have provided essential funding for the purchase of recreational, technology and mobility equipment for children, schools and hospices.

Earlier this month the charity held its annual trip to Southend-on-Sea starting at Chingford in Essex.

Once all the volunteers had been fed, the taxis decorated and the children and helpers allocated to each taxi, the convoy set off for Southend-on-Sea with lights flashing and horns beeping!

On arrival at Southend the Furry Tail Folk were there to greet all the children, who were treated to lunch and then it was off to Adventure Island to enjoy the rides.

Later that afternoon coaches arrived to take the children to Cliffs Pavilion for some tea and a disco wher the Mayor of Southend also attended.

The disco ended at early evening and it was off to the taxis for departure back to Chingford.

As the convoy left Southend, the children were taken by surprise when the Leigh-on-Sea Fire Service hosed down the taxi procession as each one passed by!

Michael Son, BEM, the Fund’s Honorary Chairman said “I would like to send a heartfelt thanks to everyone involved on this 90th outing. I am nothing short of proud of the level of commitment from the committee, taxi drivers and everyone who gives up their time for the day to assist us, along with our sponsors. Long may these trips continue to help these fantastic children who are so appreciative of this wonderful day.”

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