Coronavirus

The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans would usually be in The Netherlands each September with a group of veterans for the annual Wandeltocht in Oosterbeek, where over 30,000  walk a selection of routes, to remember the Battle of Arnhem, in 1944, when over 1,700 British and Polish soldiers and airmen lost their lives. This year…

Since March, grant maker Kent Community Foundation has awarded over £2 million in emergency funding to individuals, charities and community groups across Kent and Medway who have either been affected by, or are working with, those who have been affected by the pandemic Over 600 grants totalling just over £2m have been awarded to organisations and…

Cabbies from the London Taxi Drivers’ Charity for Children have been distributing “school starter packs” to children returning to the classroom this September Over 1,000 backpacks containing stationery essentials are being distributed to a number of schools teaching disadvantaged and special needs children across London and the South East. The idea to help welcome children…

Councillor Hannah Gray, the Mayor of the London Borough of Bromley met with Orpington’s own ‘Olympians’ this week to present the trophies on the final day of their 10-day Olympic Challenge. Twenty-three residents at Cabrini House, a collection of three homes for residents with learning disabilities, in Healy Drive, Orpington, took part in the sporting…

As work dries up in London, cabbies are temporarily turning to other work London Cabbie, Lianne Rolls, 46, from Poplar, has been working at Chase Farm Hospital, for the Enfield GP Federation COVID-19 Clinical Assessment Centre delivering Oximeter machines, which monitor patient’s oxygen levels via a video call, taking medication to patients isolating at home…

David McGuire, Chief Executive of The Diagrama Foundation, has had months of angst planning and delivering policies to protect his residents and staff and keep the Clacton Care Home Covid free David McGuire, Chief Executive, The Diagrama Foundation, kept a diary throughout these past challenging months, penning the struggles his team faced with supply shortages…

Emmaus provides a home, work and a future for men and women who were previously homeless. They raise funds and teach new skills by collecting, repairing, renovating, and reselling donated goods including furniture For 25 years, Emmaus Dover has been providing accommodation and meaningful work opportunities for men and women who have previously experienced homelessness.…

Ahead of the 75th anniversary of the surrender of Japan, that ultimately led to the end of World War II, the Taxi Charity spoke to some veterans who served in the Far East in WWII. Roy “Doug” Miller 96, from Croydon, joined the Navy in 1940 as a fifteen-year-old having lied about his age “It…