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WE ARE DEEPLY GRATEFUL TO ALL OUR

FUNDRAISERS AND DONORS

 

The Committee at Burlington Arcade, where we were delighted to be joined by Gaby Roslin  

 

D E C E M B E R   2016

TWO SUCCESSFUL FUND RAISING EVENTS

 

CHRISTMAS PARTY

The first was a Christmas Party held on Saturday 10th December at the Brayford Club in London's East End.  This annual event is organised by one of our Trustees, Bradley Winfield, with lots of help and encouragement from his wife.  The event attracted about 150 people, with the majority being London taxi drivers and their families, who were eager to have a good time and help raise much needed funds for our charity.  The party run from 8pm until late, with a plentiful supply of delicious food and drink.  On hand to make the evening swing was live music from a Band, who played all the old and great music from the 50's through to the modern era.  It was a chance to meet new people and also to renew old friendships in a good old fashioned East End atmosphere.  The event was a huge success, with people already asking Bradley for the date of next year's party.  We would like to thank Maureen and all the staff at the Brayford Club, also Freddie Hayes, Kalvin Saunders, Steve Lewis and Mark De Lacy for all the time and effort that they gave us to make sure the evening went with a bang.

 

BURLINGTON ARCADE 

On Friday 16th December another highly successful fund raising day was held at London's Burlington Arcade, Burlington Gardens, London, W1, where we were joined by our now famous Reindeer Taxi, which attracted a lot of passing shoppers and tourists.  We give grateful thanks to Doug Cheshire for bringing along his vintage taxi and are also deeply grateful to the 'Sing Gospel' choir for joining us later in the day. We were also delighted to be joined by celebrity Gaby Roslin and her film crew and thank them for coming. It was a brilliant and successful day and we give grateful thanks to TFL and the Management and Staff at the Burlington Arcade for their help and support, enabling us to raise much needed funds for our forthcoming Christmas Party in January.

 

 

 THE LTFUC HAVE GOT MORE RABBIT THAN SAINSBURY'S

"You won't stop talking....." about having seen a black cab dressed up as a large brown furry Easter Bunny over the Easter weekend. 

Customers and staff at Sainsbury's Low Hall in Chingford could hardly believe their eyes at this unusual sight at their store.  The children were fascinated and all wanted their photos taken with the rabbit and even the adults couldn't resist stroking its fur before enquiring what it was all about.

Committee members from the London Taxidrivers' Fund for Underprivileged Children were on hand to explain what the charity does and to collect donations from the generous shoppers and staff.

Many thanks go out to the Management of Sainsbury's for welcoming us to their store and to all the people who were kind enough to donate funds to our charity.

 

 Sainsburys Colelction

 Hon. Chair, Susan Angel, Committee man Steve Bell,his wife Wendy and Sainsbury's staff

 

DURING DECEMBER 2011 TEN OF NANDO'S WEST END RESTAURANTS

HELD COLLECTIONS FOR THE LTFUC AND A CHEQUE WAS
PRESENTED TO HON. CHAIR SUSAN ANGEL AT THE 2012 XMAS PARTY
 
2012 Nandos Cheque Presentation
 
 
 
Davenport Lyons
 
 

ON FRIDAY 24TH JUNE 2011 THE HILTON HOTEL EUSTON HELD A SPONSORED INDOOR 'ROUND THE WORLD' FIXED BIKE RIDE TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE LTFUC - (Thank you to all the participants)

(AMOUNT RAISED WAS £225)

 2011 Hilton Bike Ride

     

2011 Hilton Bike Ride2011 Hilton Bike Ride

                                                       

    DURING DECEMBER 2010 & JANUARY 2011 NANDO'S GOODGE STREET, W1 RESTAURANT HELD A RAFFLE AND RAISED FUNDS OF £293 FOR THE LTFUC

  

Nando Cheque Presentation

 Cheque being presented to Hon. Chair Susan Angel at the 2011 Mad Hatter's Tea Party

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 ON FRIDAY 4TH JUNE 2010 THE HILTON HOTEL, EUSTON, HELD A SPONSORED INDOOR  FIXED BIKE RIDE RAISING FUNDS OF £203 FOR THE LTFUC

 Hilton Hotel  Cheque Presentation

Cheque being presented to Hon. Chair Susan Angel at the 2011 Mad Hatter's Tea Party

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ON TUESDAY 7TH JULY 2009 THE UNDERHILL JUNIOR SCHOOL, BARNET, HERTS PRESENTED THE LTFUC WITH A CHEQUE FOR £555.60

Underhill Junior School presentation 

Hon. Secretary, Malcolm Shaffron accepts the cheque on behalf of the LTFUC

On Tuesday 7th July 2009, the committee of the London Taxidrivers’ Fund for Underprivileged Children were invited to attend the morning assembly at Underhill Junior School, Mays Lane, Barnet, where a cheque in the amount of £555.60 was presented to the fund’s Hon. Secretary, Malcolm Shaffron.  Also in attendance from the committee were Susan Angel, Paul Barber and Raymond Levy.

 

On 19th May 2009 the LTFUC had taken children from Underhill Junior School on a trip to Woburn Safari Park and Naz Goddard, the Head Teacher, said they were indebted to the LTFUC for giving them this opportunity and that this donation was to show the appreciation of the parents, teachers and carers for taking the children on the outing.  

On arrival at the assembly hall, the committee were greeted with loud cheers and clapping from the 240 children present and some of the children read out their memories of the day. A large screen displayed many lovely pictures taken on the trip and before leaving we were taken to every classroom at the school, in order for all the children to say goodbye.

 

The LTFUC are deeply grateful to Naz and everyone at the school for the kind hospitality shown to us and we thank everyone who contributed to this kind donation and hope to take the children out again in the future.

 

 

 

   FOLLOWING THEIR 2009 EASTER RAFFLE THE ROYAL OAK TAXI CENTRE

 PRESENTED A CHEQUE FOR £640 TO THE LTFUC

 

 
Royal Oak Raffle
 

The London Taxidrivers’ Fund for Underprivileged Children were delighted to hear from John Anderson of the Royal Oak Taxi Centre that they would be the beneficiaries of an Easter Raffle that he was organising.

 

On the day of the raffle all the drivers there were pleasantly surprised to see a  gorgeous ‘Bunny’ selling tickets for the raffle and, unable to hide their excitement at seeing this beautiful ‘Bunny’, they all dug deep into their money bags and bought plenty of tickets. Then, not to be outdone by his daughter Sophie, John appeared in a giant Easter Bunny costume and conducted the raffle. There were dozens of prizes that John had bought, including giant Easter eggs.

 

After the raffle, John presented LTFUC committee member Gerry Dunn with a magnificent cheque for £640. During the time that John and his family have run the Royal Oak they have raised hundreds of pounds for the LTFUC and in appreciation were recently made Honorary Members of the Fund, which John is very proud of.

 

Our picture shows John drawing the winning tickets and Sophie holding the box with the hundreds of tickets that John, Sophie and her brother Darren had sold.  

 

On behalf of the Fund we would like to thank the ‘Royal Oak’ and all the drivers who supported them in their Fund raising for London’s underprivileged and disabled children.

 

 

   

ON 6TH DECEMBER, 2008,  TAXI DRIVER 'JON WHITTICK'

DID A SKY JUMP  AND RAISED FUNDS FOR THE LTFUC
 
 
Jon Whittick Sky Dive
 
Jon gives a smile on his way down!
 

Jon Whittick has been a taxi driver for almost 25 years and has been married to wife Jenny for 31 years.  They have two great children, Barry and Lisa and two wonderful grandsons Harry (5) and Riley (2).

For Jon's 50th birthday this year, Jenny increased Jon's life insurance and booked him a 'Skydive', as she knew it was something he always wanted to do!!

With only 2 weeks to go before the jump, kind hearted Jon thought it would be a good opportunity to raise money for the LTFUC and began a race to get some sponsorship.  Jon said he was quite surprised at people's generosity, especially in these difficult times and he has managed to raise approximately £800 so far.

Special thanks go to Gorgeous George at 123 Send and Gary at Mag Diesel for their help and contributions and a big thank you also goes to everyone who donated so generously.

Jon says that although he will be moving to Spain in the very near future, he will be coming back on a regular basis to visit family and friends and to work the taxi for a week or so and will be available for the LTFUC children's outings.  He says the skydive was a fantastic experience and he will definitely be doing it again and will also try to convince his wife Jenny to jump to raise funds for such a well deserving charity, so watch this space!

The Hon. President, Hon. Chairman and Committee would like to thank Jon most sincerely for raising this money for us and look forward to him joining us on our future outings in 2009.

My own wife has suggested I do the same to mark my 60th birthday this year, but I have gracefully declined her kind offer on Doctor's orders, well that's my story!!

 

 Raymond Levy

Press Officer