Submitted by Christina Bowden
Volunteer taxi drivers from the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans take Chelsea pensioners to see the lights of London.
Taxi Charity and the Royal Hospital Chelsea have a very long relationship, so when the hospital asked if one of the charity’s volunteer taxi drivers could drive Chelsea retirees to see the lights, for s’ ensuring they can see them safely, there was no shortage of help. .
London taxi drivers and charity volunteers will take Chelsea retirees to see the lights of Regent Street, Oxford Street and New Bond Street in their iconic black cabs.
With a fixed bulkhead in black cabs, veterans don’t have direct contact with drivers on the Christmas Lights Tour and won’t have to mingle with the crowds shopping and admiring the lights in the West. End.
Brian Heffernan, London Taxi Driver and Taxi Charity Volunteer, said: âIt has been a really tough year for everyone, and especially for our veterans who missed out on so many events and I was delighted to take Chelsea retirees and take them away. in the West End to see the Christmas lights.
Dick Goodwin, Vice President of Taxi Charity for Military Veterans, said: âIt is always a pleasure to support the Royal Hospital and we hope Chelsea retirees enjoy their private tour of London’s fabulous Christmas lights.
Annie, one of the Chelsea retirees, said: “London is really beautiful, and we would like to thank the Royal Hospital Chelsea and the Taxi Charity for this lovely pre-Christmas treat.”
To learn more about the support Taxi Charity provides to veterans, visit www.taxicharity.org
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