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Major Ted Hunt’s contribution to the building of  the  longest floating Bailey Bridge of WWII was celebrated in Gennep on 11 May Major Ted Hunt MVO, from Worthing, was taken to The Netherlands by The Taxi Charity to celebrate Dutch Liberation on 5 May and when the rest of the group returned to the UK,…

As we approach Mother’s Day, thousands of women across the UK will look forward to celebrating with their children while thousands more will be reminded that they don’t have the family they long for. Sue, 52, knows how awful  Mother’s Day was for her, while she spent years trying to have children and although she…

Growing up, Katie Pillay shared her home with an adult with learning disabilities fostered by her Mum Karen Parker. Motivated by what her mum was doing for others Katie knew that one day she wanted to foster too. Katie Pillay, 38, from Sidcup, was raised in a loving family in Somerset and from a young…

WWII Veteran Jeff Haward MM who fought from Dunkirk to D Day died on 3 March aged 102 Jeff Haward was born in Finchley in 1919, he had two sons John and Keith and settled in Rochester, Kent after the war.   WWII Veteran Jeff Haward MM served with the 1/7th battalion of the Middlesex…

Young Carers Action Day raises awareness about young and young adult carers and the issues they face every day The Ivy and Jane Charitable Trust Fund administered by Kent Community Foundation knows only too well the issues that face young carers across Kent. Since 2005 they have distributed £500,000 to help children and young adult…

The Taxi Charity pays tribute to Roy Doug Miller, 98, who died on 12 March Doug from Wallington, who recently moved in with his daughter in Kenley, Croydon had two daughters and was a very popular member of the Taxi Charity family.       At the beginning of the war, Doug was involved in…

On 17 March, WWII Veteran Ray Whitwell from Malton, North Yorkshire will be 103, he will celebrate with his daughter Jill.             At the end of  February 2022, at the grand old age of 102,  Ray Whitwell joined  the Taxi Charity on their trip to The Netherlands. Ray kept everyone…

The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans took a small group of veterans to The Netherlands over the weekend to visit the Airborne Museum This museum visit was originally planned for 2020 when the charity volunteers and veterans arrived in The Netherlands on 12 March,  unfortunately the same day that pandemic restrictions were announced, and the…

Volunteers from the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans  joined Roy Maxwell and his family and friends on Sunday 20 February to celebrate his 100th Birthday. The surprise party for Roy was held at the Player’s Golf Club in Codrington on Sunday the 20 February, the day before his 100th Birthday. Roy was born in Rhyl,…

A non-profit is helping people across Thanet to make better food choices Non-profit Bags of Taste know the challenges faced by those living in poverty to make better food choices and purchase affordable fresh produce. They offer a Mentored Home Cooking course for vulnerable adults so that people who are living in poverty can be…