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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…

Ahead of World Mental Health Day, Kent Community Foundation is highlighting some of the charities and groups who are working with their local community to help those with mental health needs     Josephine McCartney, Chief Executive, Kent Community Foundation, said, “Mental health issues affect one in four people at some point in their lifetime,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

 This May the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans would have been taking WWII veterans to 75th anniversary Dutch Liberation and VE Day celebrations. Sadly, these events had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 restrictions and many of the veterans will be spending the 8th May alone The Taxi Charity wanted to remind WWII heroes…

Two of the fundraising group Cabbies do Kilimanjaro join a team of supermarket drivers to deliver food during the pandemic Two of London’s licensed black cabbies who saw their work driving cabs in London dry up almost overnight have joined a leading supermarket to make food deliveries during the pandemic. Daren Parr from Blackheath and…