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Residents at Cabrini House in Orpington have completed an upcycling project to turn old filing cabinets into garden planters When the charity Diagrama, moved into a new office in Kent Space in Chatham, they had a few filing cabinets that were no longer required. The residents of Cabrini house in Orpington, the charity’s home for…

Care provider Diagrama Foundation to take over from April 1, 2021 Diagrama has been awarded a 5-year contract for the management of a supported living service for adults with learning disabilities in the London Borough of Bromley. From April 1, Diagrama will manage the service for 35 people across 9 different homes throughout the borough.…

When the UK went into the first Coronavirus lockdown on 20 March 2020 no one could have predicted that a year later the country would still be facing so many restrictions. The Taxi Charity has been looking back on the past year.   The Taxi Charity was with a group of veterans in Oosterbeek in…

On 20 January 2021, 100-year-old, Major Ted Hunt, received his Coronavirus vaccination On 20 January Lancing resident, Major Ted Hunt was taken to Lancing Parish Hall by The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans for his Coronavirus injection.     London Black Cabbie and volunteer for the Taxi Charity Mike Hughes, took Major Ted, accompanied by…

Pandemic restrictions made it very difficult for Cabrini House residents to safely use public outside space for exercise until a local school stepped in to help Cabrini House, based in Orpington, a residential home for 23 adults with learning disabilities is run by the charity Diagrama. During the pandemic safely visiting outdoor space and maintaining…

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…

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…