HACKNEY CARRIAGE philanthropic association, the London Taxi Drivers’ Fund (LTDF) For Underprivileged Children, has been presented with an award by the Motor Industry Public Affairs Association (MIPAA).
The award recognised the, “outstanding contribution” made by taxi drivers, helpers and benefactors, since the Fund was established in 1928, towards helping thousands of children with special needs.
The LTDF is best known for its annual convoy of over 100 London black cabs that take around 300 children and their helpers to Southend-on-Sea each year. Over 700 children and a host of celebrities also kickstarted the LTDF’s 90th anniversary year with a Mad Hatter themed party at the Grosvenor House on Park Lane, London.
MIPAA chairman and BMW Group UK media relations manager Gavin Ward acknowledged the charity work undertaken by the LTDF and said:
The fund-raising undertaken by the London Taxi Drivers ‘ Fund helps so many families each year. It is a pleasure to recognise this work and we look forward to offering our support to the Fund as it celebrates its 90th.