Press Releases

WWII Veteran Alec Hall from Southend-on-Sea, died at home on Monday 16 October with his family by his side. Alec Hall, served with the 181 Field Ambulance (Airborne) as a medical nurse and was part of Operation Market Garden in 1944. He returned to the Netherlands on several occasions with the Taxi Charity for Military…

On 12 November when the Capital falls silent at 11.00am, hundreds of London’s black cab drivers who volunteer their time to take veterans to the Cenotaph and the Parade as part of the Poppy Cabs free Service, will also pause to remember. Since 2009 volunteer black taxi drivers have provided a free Poppy Cabs taxi…

Duckyls Farm Manager Karen Tolton will travel to Florida in early 2024, to take part in the 48.6 mile ‘Disney Dopey Challenge’ In January 2024, Duckyls Farm Manager Karen and her sister-in-law Lorna will travel to the USA to run in four different races, with a total distance of 48.6 miles to raise funds to…

On 29 September ten London cab drivers who volunteer for the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans took fifteen veterans to Goodwood to participate in a Mission Motorsport event. The event at Goodwood was hosted by Mission Motorsport and gave veterans the opportunity to sit in the passenger seat and race around the track at speeds…

Kent Community Foundation’s grants team will be offering 1-1 funding advice appointments to charities and community groups across Kent and Medway New 1-1 funding advice sessions are being introduced to give charitable organisations the opportunity to gain advice and information from experienced grant-makers Kent Community Foundation about how to draft a compelling application and what…

Grant makers Kent Community Foundation has appointed three new trustees to guide their work assisting philanthropic individuals, families and businesses improve the lives of local people and communities across Kent. The Kent Community Foundation Trustee board, which is chaired by Robert Sackville-West, DL, has been strengthened with the appointment of three trustees, Cheryl Chan, Trevor…

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…

Herne Bay based Ruben Harris is being supported in his quest to become a wheelchair tennis Paralympian by philanthropists working with Kent Community Foundation. Ruben Harris, who was born with congenital talipes equinovarus which is more commonly known as clubfeet and had both feet removed, is determined to reach the top in wheelchair tennis. Ruben’s…

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…

Voluntary adoption agencies across the UK have come together with a joint mission to stop brothers and sisters who are waiting in care from being separated when adopted. Almost half of children currently waiting in care* are part of a family group and voluntary adoption agencies (VAAs) are looking for people who can offer them…