Five London cabbies opened a one day Cab Wash on 9 November 2018 to raise money for a charity that is very close to their hearts
Five London Cab drivers known collectively as “Cabbies Do Kilimanjaro” have pledged to shed an amazing 25 stones, climb Kilimanjaro and raise an incredible £20,000 for the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans. The Cab Wash is the first in a series of events to ensure they reach their fundraising target by this time next year.
Supported on the day by Go Wash My Car, the Cab Wash opened at 10 am on Friday 9 November 2018 and was opposite The Astral Café, 8 Regency Place, Horseferry Road, SW1P 2EB.
London Taxi drivers were asked for a minimum donation of £10 per vehicle and the cabbies raised over £650 on the day.
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Daren Parr, one of the Cabbies Do Kilimanjaro said, “This was our first attempt at doing a fundraiser to help reach our massive target of £20,000 for Taxi Charity For Military Veterans .
To be honest we were a bit apprehensive as to how it was going to go! The GoWashMyCar team arrived early to help set up and we must say a big thank you as they donated their services, use of machines and products for the day. All we needed now was a bit of luck with the weather and some cabs to wash. At 10am all was ready and sure enough our fellow cabbies were lined up waiting patiently albeit with a few “come on the meters running” jibes out of their windows. With a few deep sighs of relief and the soapsuds flying everywhere we started washing.
We had totally relied on the support of the taxi trade and they came through with FLYING COLOURS . After a short break for rain, the weather turned for the better, the sun came out and we were going full steam. Jo from Plan Insurance (one of our sponsors), was a star working with us all day, washing and giving out goodie bags to the drivers.
Three Veterans arrived with buckets and with their amazing attitude it was not long before Vera Lynn was being blasted out and everyone was singing along to ” We’ll Meet Again ” it was great. Two Policemen even turned up on horseback because crowds were forming. We could not have wished for better support. THANK YOU !!!!!”