A taxi driver funded charity event helped 600 disadvantaged and special needs children party in London.
On Sunday 19 January the London Taxi Drivers' Charity for Children (LTCFC) hosted its annual Mad Hatters Tea Party for over 600 disadvantaged and special needs children, at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane.
The children were entertained with a disco and live music from Britain’s Got Talent’s Donchez Dacres, tribute acts, Elvis Shmelvis and Ray “Elton” Johnson, plus many more acts on stage.
If that wasn’t enough, the children also enjoyed meeting film and cartoon characters, which included Elsa and Anna from Frozen, Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella and The Little Mermaid.
The LTCFC has held a children’s party every year for the last forty eight years and the success of the event has largely been down to the incredible support the charity has from; London cab drivers, charity volunteers and those who help on the day including London Fire brigade, Location Medical Services for their first aid support, Redbridge, Barking & Dagenham and Westminster Volunteer Police Cadets and the Management and staff of the JW Marriott Grosvenor House.
Bradley Winfield, Chairman of the LTCFC said: “The London Taxi Drivers Charity for Childrens' Mad Hatters Tea Party is such a special day for everyone involved.
“The charity is always overwhelmed by the generosity of those who support this party with donations of their money, their time or their services. It is a real privilege to be part of this annual event and to see so many deserving children, their parents, guardians or carers, enjoying this magical afternoon.”
The LTCFC arranges days out in the UK for special needs and disadvantaged children, and provides funding to support children who need recreational, technology and mobility equipment.
Founded in 1928, the charity is funded totally through donations and supported by an amazing group of volunteer London Taxi Drivers who give up their time to take the children and their carers on day trips.