Coronavirus

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…

David McGuire, Chief Executive of The Diagrama Foundation, has had months of angst planning and delivering policies to protect his residents and staff and keep the Clacton Care Home Covid free David McGuire, Chief Executive, The Diagrama Foundation, kept a diary throughout these past challenging months, penning the struggles his team faced with supply shortages…

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…

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…

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…