Friday, 19 April 2024
Friday, 19 April 2024

Kind-hearted taxi drivers to provide free “Poppy Cab Service” for veterans

On 13 November, hundreds of London Cab drivers will volunteer their time to support the  free Poppy Cabs Service which  transports veterans around the Capital to attend services at The Cenotaph and participate in the Remembrance Sunday Parade

Now in its 13th year, London will once again witness lines of iconic black taxis lined up on Westminster Bridge as their drivers offer to take veterans from mainline stations to the Remembrance Day commemorations without a fare.

Cab driver Mike Hughes who coordinates this important and much-loved free service said:

“Knowing that the Poppy Cabs service is available for veterans, relieves much of the stress of attending this emotional event and every year we are overwhelmed by the support of the London cab trade and the men and women who give us their time and vehicles. This year we are delighted to have received support from Asda for the Poppy Cabs service and one of our cabs has been wrapped with a livery  to remind people of the service and the fabulous support and respect the London Cab trade show to our veterans.”

Kind-hearted taxi drivers to provide free "Poppy Cab Service" for veterans

Dick Goodwin, Vice President Taxi Charity for Military Veterans, said:

“As well as organising the Poppy Cabs service, Mike Hughes produces a Poppy Cabs badge which raises funds for the Royal British Legion and the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans. As a charity that is wholly reliant on donations the money these badges generate for us each year is most welcome to help our work supporting veterans from all conflicts.” 

To offer a donation for  a Poppy Cabs badge contact mike@mikehughes.org.uk and to find out more about the support the Taxi Charity offers to veterans or to donate  visit www.taxicharity.org

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