Dame Vera Lynn, who was very much loved and respected throughout the taxi industry for her dedicated work with The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans, has sadly passed away at the age of 103.
The Taxi Charity wish to join with everyone from around the world in sending their thoughts and best wishes to the family and friends of the “Forces Sweetheart” and charity patron.
Dame Vera was an incredible Patron, offering endless support to raise funds for the charity which provides international and UK visits and day trips for military veterans from all conflicts.
Ian Parsons, Chairman, Taxi Charity for Military Veterans, said: “We are honoured that Dame Vera Lynn was a dedicated Taxi Charity Patron for over 70 years. Who else could have represented the charity so well but the forces sweetheart herself.
"She will be sorely missed by everyone at the charity and especially all our amazing veterans who held her in such high regard for all she did to lift their spirits throughout the war years.“
The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans was formed in Fulham in 1948, to work for the benefit, comfort and enjoyment of military veterans, and arranges many trips every year for veterans from all conflicts.
The charity offers international trips to The Netherlands, Belgium and France, UK day trips to concerts or museums, transport to attend fundraising events, as well as special days out to catch up with friends and comrades.
To fund and facilitate these outings, the charity is wholly reliant on generous donations from members of the public, businesses and trusts and the amazing group of London licensed taxi drivers who offer their time and vehicles free.
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