Kind-hearted London cabbies looking after Veterans during coronavirus outbreak

The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans has called on London’s cabbies to help veterans by collecting essential shopping or by keeping in touch regularly by phone.

A card was delivered to all the veterans that the charity works with, asking them to 'Keep Calm and Carry On'.

The card sent to the veterans by the charity reads: “Dear Veteran, We are not making light of the current situation. Far from it! We are still here and don’t want you to suffer in silence. Should you need any help, or a chat please get in touch.”

The card also provides the veterans with a list of contact telephone numbers for London cabbies that they can call on for help or for a chat.

Ian Parsons, Chairman, Taxi Charity for Military Veterans, said: “When I asked for additional support from the London Cabbies who volunteer for the Taxi Charity, I was overwhelmed by the response. The Cabbies do so much already but they all wanted to offer more help to ensure that in their time of need our veterans get the care, help and regular contact they need while they are self-isolating.”

The Taxi Charity has had to put all its fundraising activities on hold due to the coronavirus restrictions and are asking supporters of the charity to consider donating at in the meantime.

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.

Image credit: Taxi Charity
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