Updated: May 27, 2020
The London Taxi Drivers Charity For Children's (LTCFC) annual trip to the seaside has been cancelled for the first time in over 90 years.
On 14 July a convoy of London taxis should have been taking children and their families and carers for a day trip to Southend-on-Sea.
For over 90 years this annual outing has been a highlight for cabbies, volunteers and the disadvantaged and special needs children who are invited to participate in this fantastic event.
In 2019, the LTCFC welcomed volunteer London licensed taxi drivers and 200+ special needs and disadvantaged children in Chingford, where their legendary outing to Southend-on-Sea was about to commence.
Bradley Winfield, Chairman of the London Taxi Drivers Charity for Children, said: “It is very sad for the children and families, that we had to cancel our summer plans including our much-loved outing for hundreds of children to Southend-on-Sea on 14 July.
“The charity is already thinking ahead to 2021 and looking forward to planning next year’s trip when we sincerely hope the world will be a very different place and the restrictions allowing large gatherings will have been lifted and we can plan an event to rival any other.
“If you would like to support our activities in 2021 by volunteering or donating, please do get in touch – we would love to have you on board.”