veterans

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…

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 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…

 On 15 February The Coco Club in Devizes raffled an original picture by renowned artist John Hammond to raise funds for the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans     Artist John Hammond kindly donated the original artwork to The Coco Club to raise funds for a charity that is very close to their hearts –…

Beautifully photographed WWII veteran’s portraits will be on show in the “3945 Portraits Project” exhibition at the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum Photographer Glyn Dewis designed the 3945 Portraits Project to honour and remember surviving WWII Veterans by photographing as many of them as is possible, to provide both the veterans and their families with classic,…

This year, thanks to a generous donation from The Taxi Charity, Russell Square Shelter Keeper Katie Simmonds will be serving free Christmas lunches to homeless or lonely veterans.     On 18 December the Russell Square Cab Shelter will be serving a roast Christmas dinner with all the trimmings between 10.00am and 10pm to the…