Elderly

On 5 May thirteen British and one Canadian veteran led the Liberation Parade through Wageningen applauded by thousands who lined the route.   The British veterans had travelled to the Netherlands with the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans, which has been making the annual trip for Dutch Liberation since 2012 and were joined by a…

100 year old WWII veteran William ‘Bill’ Gladden, who flew into Normandy on D-Day, died at home in Haverhill on 24 April. William ‘Bill’ Gladden was born on the 13 January 1924. His parents were both from Yarmouth in Norfolk, but they raised him in Woolwich; his mother having worked in the Arsenal during the…

Tom Schaffer, from Mill Hill, who was affectionately known as the poster boy of the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans died on 16 March, he was 97. Tom was a regular on Taxi Charity trips across the UK and to the Netherlands and Normandy and for over 30 years. After enlisting during the war and…

Love is in the air in Clacton, where residents have been decorating their Care Home with hearts. Under the guidance of Care Coordinator Ewa Ruskowiak, Edensor residents Diane, Sue, Daphne, Shirley, Jean and Susan have been very busy preparing for February 14. The fifty bed nursing and dementia care home, in Clacton on Sea, run…

A report from Care England about the finances and the workforce in adult social care, finds that the care sector in engulfed in a sustained state of crisis The ‘Fair Cost of Care’ report, released on 16 January 2024, which was compiled with the help of 122 care providers across the UK, reveals that the…

Not for Profit care provider Diagrama Foundation has been reviewing the findings of a UCL led report about dementia and assessing how they will need to prepare for the predicted rise in numbers. The UCL report, published in October 2023 predicted that by 2040, the number of dementia cases could be 42% higher than previously…

On 11 December residents at the Edensor nursing and dementia care home in Clacton on Sea  enjoyed a Polish Christmas feast of Ryba Po Grecku and wished each other Wesołych Świąt. Christmas came early for the fifty Edensor care home residents and the on-site team of carers, when the award winning home in Orwell Road…

On 14 September, four London cab drivers who volunteer for the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans travelled to the Netherlands for the annual Operation Market Garden Commemorations. Every year the anniversary of Operation Market Garden, which took place between the 17 and 27 September 1944, is commemorated with a series of events in the Arnhem…

Two adults with learning disabilities who are supported by the charity Diagrama Foundation, were delighted to be invited to attend an event at Biggin Hill hosted by the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans. Janice and Ronnie who both have a real love of anything associated with WWII were delighted when they received an invitation from…

 WWII veterans enjoyed an event hosted by the Taxi Charity at Biggin Hill with two Spitfire flights and entertainment from the D Day Darlings. On 12 September a group of nineteen WWII Veterans were joined by veterans from other conflicts for a Taxi Chairty event in the Heritage Hangar at Biggin Hill, a working hangar…