The London Taxi Driver’s Charity for Children (LTCFC) has given a donation to help an East Finchley Children’s respite centre decorate its premises. £700 was given to the Buckets and Spades Centre which offers respite care for children with learning difficulties and complex health needs. First reported in the Ham & High, the centre’s manager, Claire Politzer said: “Donations like this are absolutely crucial” and the money was spent to decorate one of the bedrooms which children use when they need to stay over. She said the room is now “a warmer and cosier place” and creates a “home away from home” feeling. The Buckets and Spades Centre is run by Norwood - a 234 year old charity who the LTCFC have been working with since 1928, when cab driver Mick Cohen raised for the orphanage that had once been his home.