The London Taxi Drivers’ Charity for Children: Chairman’s Report 2022
Dear Members, Supporters and Friends,
When Covid affected all of us, including the LTCFC, abandoning all our events was a tremendous disappointment.
However, I am delighted to report that 2022 with the continued support of our benefactors, London taxi drivers, and the public, the dedication of the LTCFC Committee, this year has been extremely successful.
However, like most within our industry, I know the trade’s difficulties in some areas.
The reduction of cabs to work, the ever-increasing maintenance costs, the closure of some taxi companies, the many road closures for one reason or another, and the ever-increasing issue of penalty notices. All affect the working practice of the renowned London taxi service. The hours drivers must work to stay ahead of financial commitments.
I mention this because these factors did also have an impact on the LTCFC.
Since 1928 the charity has relied on the generosity of taxi drivers who invest their time in helping the charity achieve its mission of helping less fortunate children enjoy the children’s taxi outings and other events for the past ninety-five years.
Indeed 2023 is a significant year for the charity as we celebrate 95 years of helping special needs and disadvantaged children.
Our success is due to the efforts of our dedicated committee members, taxi drivers, their wives/partners, and their families. Our assistance to many worthy causes could only be achieved with our supporters and financial benefactors. I thank the taxi trade media for their assistance in promoting the efforts of the LTCFC.
At this point, I offered my personal gratitude to our Patron, Her Majesty, The Queen Consort, for her continued interest and support of the activities of the LTCFC.
Thank you all for your continued support on behalf of the Executives, Committee, Associate Members, and the children.
I hope you enjoy reading the 2022 report and the activities undertaken by the LTCFC.
If you want to know more about our activities and get involved, log in to www.ltcfc.org.uk.
Michael Son BEM