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Taxi Charity for War Veterans Worthing Trip
June 18, 2019
The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans was formed in Fulham in 1948. It offers international trips to Holland, Belgium and France, day trips to concerts or museums, transport to attend fundraising events, as well as special days out to catch up with friends and comrades.
LVTA members join the many London taxi drivers who volunteer to take groups of veterans on an annual trip to Worthing.
This trip involves around 100 taxis, picking up veterans from various parts of London and the suburbs, including the Royal Hospital Chelsea, Headley Court and other military care homes.
The convoy makes a mid-morning stop at South Holmwood Village in Surrey, where the veterans are treated to homemade sandwiches, cakes and refreshments.
Worthing Civic Centre plays host to the event, which includes a meal and speeches from the Mayor/Mayoress of Worthing and our VIP guests, which have included Dame Vera Lynn, DBE, LLD, MMUS, Joanna Lumley, OBE, FRGS and Colonel Stuart Tootal, DSO, OBE.