London Cabbies

On 3 June volunteer London Cab drivers will take 25 WWII veterans to Normandy for the D Day commemorations, amongst them will be D Day veteran Peter Smoothy. On 6 June 1944  Peter Smoothy was one of the 156,000 allied   servicemen that took part in the Invasion of Normandy  as part of Operation Overlord. On…

A group of four fundraising London Cab Drivers plan to row 3,200 miles across the Atlantic to raise £12,000 for charity In 2023 a group of four London cab drivers will attempt to row, 3,200 miles from Lanzarote to Antigua to raise money for The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans, The Stroke Association, and a…

Chelsea Pensioner Roy Knight, died on 16 January 2022 aged 92 Roy Knight, served with the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and was a popular member of the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans. Originally from Croydon, Roy was a London Cab Driver and Blue Badge guide for many years. For the last few years Roy had…

On behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, The Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE officially presented  the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service to fifteen voluntary groups including the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans, at Westminster Abbey On 27 September,  Taxi Charity volunteers Ian Parsons and Dick Goodwin,  attended an Honours and Awards Presentation …

On 2 June 2021, a list of The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) Awardees was published in ‘The Gazette’ and on the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport homepage. The list included the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans. The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans is thrilled to have been awarded the prestigious Queen’s…

The Taxi Charity lost another of its family yesterday when WWII veteran Harry Bailey, who was to many the face of the charity, died in hospital, surrounded by his family             WWII veteran Harry Bailey, 99, from Lewisham, was a huge part of the Taxi Charity family. He was equally…

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…