The Taxi Charity For Military Veterans (formerly known as the London Taxi Benevolent Association For War Disabled) was formed in Fulham in 1948. Its object then was to help war veterans, in their homes and hospitals, throughout London and the home counties, by providing entertainment, outings and much needed specialised equipment.
Our aim now is simple: to work for the benefit, comfort and enjoyment of military veterans, to the best of our ability.
For our annual Worthing outing, we now collect veterans from all over London, including the Royal Hospital Chelsea and other veterans' homes, as well as those who still live in their own homes. This amounts to over 300 ex-service men and women in over 130 volunteer London Taxis.
In order to fund these outings, both at home and overseas, we seek donations from the general public and organisations, and we rely on volunteer London licensed taxi drivers to provide their taxis and time for free.