One hundred London cabbies teamed up to take sick children to Disneyland Paris over the weekend for the 20th anniversary of the Children’s Magical Taxi Tour.
The charity raises funds throughout the year to enable a convoy of licensed taxis to complete the trip, along with police escorts, ambulances and AA breakdown vehicles.
Over a hundred children suffering from a range of illnesses and life limiting conditions will spend three days at the French theme park, along with their carers, parents and a team of medics.
At the departure breakfast at Canary Wharf’s East Wintergarden on Friday [September 20th], the Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Roger Gifford, praised the work of the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers who organise the trip, before cutting a red ribbon to set this year’s drivers off.
The convey of vehicles can stretch up to three miles long as they travel to Dover and then through France – and have guzzled 50000 gallons of fuel throughout the two decades it has been running.
To date, they have taken around 4000 children on the once in a lifetime trip.