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Volunteer Cab drivers from the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans are taking Chelsea Pensioners to see the London lights. The Taxi Charity and the Royal Hospital Chelsea have a very long relationship so when the Hospital asked if any of the charity’s volunteer cab drivers might drive some Chelsea Pensioners to see the lights, to…

‘Companionship at Christmas’ provides support over the festive period, for older people in Swale who are lonely, socially isolated, lacking mobility or have a disability ‘Companionship at Christmas’ an initiative from Swale Community and Voluntary Services provides an invaluable service to those who would otherwise be lonely over the Christmas period. Kent Community Foundation awarded the…

Hounslow resident Rajindar Singh Dhatt will celebrate his 100th birthday on 28 October with his family and friends. Rajinder Singh, one of the few surviving Sikh soldiers who saw action during the Second World War will celebrate his 100 birthday on 28 October. Born in pre-partition India in 1921, Rajindar had almost finished school when…

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 …

97-Year-Old WWII Veteran Jim Knox attended a Taxi Charity Event and surprised everyone when he decided that instead of supporting the younger veterans, he would compete alongside them                   The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans organised an afternoon of Go Karting for younger veterans and invited some…

On the 77th anniversary of D Day, volunteer London Cab drivers took a large group of WWII veterans to the National Memorial Arboretum to participate in the official opening of the British Normandy Memorial in Ver-sur-Mer   The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans originally planned to take a group of WWII veterans to Normandy to…

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…

This Volunteers’ Week let’s all take some time to thank volunteers for their invaluable contribution There are an estimated 450,000 volunteers in Kent and Medway. Volunteers’ Week gives us all the opportunity to thank them for supporting organisations across the county. Josephine McCartney, Chief Executive, Kent Community Foundation, said “During an exceptionally difficult year, people…