The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans was delighted to receive an £18,000 grant from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity to fund its programme of special trips and activities.
ABF The Soldiers’ Charity supports partner charities which improve the wellbeing of armed forces veterans, especially those who are elderly or disabled.
The £18,000 grant will go towards the Taxi Charity’s 75th anniversary events including social occasions in the UK as well as trips to Normandy, Belgium and the Netherlands for commemoration services.
Brigadier (Ret’d) Peter Monteith, Chief Operating Officer ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, said,
“We are always keen to support charities that focus on the welfare of veterans and make them feel part of the wider Army family. This year we were only too pleased to help fund the Taxi Charity and its loyal group of volunteer London cabbies, whose work is much appreciated across the veteran community.”
Brian Heffernan, London Licensed cab driver and Chairman of the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans said,
“As a small charity that is wholly reliant on donations, grants and sponsorship to fund and facilitate our work with veterans, we are very grateful for the support of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. This grant will be used towards our programme of trips and activates in this our 75th anniversary year.”
To find out more about the support the Taxi Charity offers to veterans or to donate visit www.taxicharity.org
ABF The Soldiers’ Charity
ABF The Soldiers Charity is the Army’s national charity, for soldiers, veterans and their families for life. Since 1944, it has been at the forefront of support for the Army family. It is one of the largest funders in the sector, reaching 65,000 people and funding over 66 charities and organisations in FY 21/22. It supports the Army family through life’s challenges – whether that involves bereavement, injury, getting back to work, elderly care, and much more besides. Beneficiaries ranged in age from a seven-month-old baby to a 103-year-old veteran last year – and it helped soldiers, veterans and their families in 48 countries worldwide. www.soldierscharity.org
About the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans
The Taxi Charity is run by volunteer London black taxi drivers and has been supporting thousands of veterans since 1948. It is the only Forces charity that focuses on providing fun and entertainment and arranges free trips (for veterans from all conflicts) to the Netherlands and France, for acts of commemoration and days out to museums, concerts, or social events across the UK.
2023 is the charity’s 75th anniversary, a remarkable milestone for a small, niche charity peopled by enthusiastic volunteers.
The charity received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2021, an award approved by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the equivalent of the MBE for charities.
To fund and facilitate their work, the charity is reliant on donations, grants and sponsorship and launched a ‘75 for 75’ fundraising campaign to raise £75,000 in its anniversary year.