Taxi tour to Disneyland
This year’s annual trip to Disneyland Paris organised by the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers saw more than 100 London cabs leave Canary Wharf. This was the 20th time the livery company has taken sick and terminally ill children, together with their siblings and a parent, on the magical trip. It is also the sixth year that Amicus Lodge, No. 3772, has sponsored a cab.
Master David King and lodge members Spencer Davis, Trevor Sinclair and Simi Yiannakaris drove sponsored taxis, while Alan Garner was a member of the organising committee. Some £1,250 in sponsorship per taxi is required and sponsors for other cabs include many lodges, livery companies, businesses and organisations.
Among the distinguished guests were Alderman Roger Gifford, the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Sir David Howard and Graham Woodhouse, Master of the livery company. In the initiative’s 20 years, almost 4,000 children have travelled in the convoy.