Children's Magical Taxi Tour

Friday 16th September 2022

The Big Breakfast

One of the charities our Benevolent Fund supports is The Magical Taxi Tour - organised annually by the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers.

This is the 27th year of the event – involving 120 dedicated taxi drivers taking around 420 suffering children, siblings, carers and parents on a three-day trip of a lifetime to Disneyland in Paris. For some youngsters, the Magical Taxi Tour could be one of their last adventures, a once in a lifetime opportunity.

IPM Jerry Merton and I joined many other livery members at The Big Breakfast in East Wintergarden, Canary Warf – along with the children, their families, the taxi drivers and the carers. Music from the Royal British Legend Band added to the joy of the morning.

Alderman Sheriff Alison Gowman and Past Master Fiona Adler were in support with Fiona leading a huge cheer for the tour!

After breakfast the excited children dashed for their taxis as we lined the street to bid them farewell – off they went in convoy, taxi horns blaring, and escorted by the police to the ferry in Dover on route to Disneyland.

A very moving event that has grown in magnitude and expertly organised by the W C of Hackney Carriage Drivers.