Updated: Jul 16
On 4 July over fifty volunteer black cab drivers took veterans to Worthing for the Taxi Charity's 75th Anniversary Visit.
In a tradition stretching back to 1948, veterans who are supported by the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans, have been treated to a day at the coast for a fish and chip lunch.
London Cab Driver and Chairman of the Taxi Charity, Brian Heffernan, said: "Every year we receive the most wonderful welcome from the residents of South Holmwood and Worthing. As well as veterans from WWII, we were joined by younger veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Falklands who are also eligible for our support. This day is a very popular event and it couldn't happen without the generosity of the London cab drivers who give up a day's pay to volunteer their time to pick up veterans from London and the Home Counties.
“This is a very important year for the charity as we celebrate our 75th anniversary, but we do have concerns that with the country still feeling the effects of Covid and the cost of living crisis, donations and grants are at significantly lower levels and we are devastated that there is a real chance that we may have to cancel some of our future trips."