Fundraising

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…

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…

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…

As the surge in demand for food banks increases during the COVID-19 lockdown, the London Taxi Drivers Charity for Children has stepped in to help a food bank in North London With families being made, or facing redundancy or furlough during the pandemic the demand for help from food banks is increasing dramatically  and the…

WWII veterans Jeff Haward, Ray Whitwell and Eric Taylor were in France in late May and early June 1940 with the British Expeditionary Force when more than 300,000 allied soldiers were evacuated from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk in an operation codenamed Dynamo Jeff Haward, 100, who lives near Rochester, in Kent, fought from…

Four weeks ago, Kent Community Foundation announced the launch of the KCF Coronavirus Emergency Fund to support charities and community groups facing extreme difficulties including closure, as the impact of social distancing puts a stop to crucial fundraising activities. The amazing total of £1.1m which has been raised to date includes a donation of £521,000…