One of the highlights of the Masters year is attending the send-off for the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Driver’s annual Children’s Magical Taxi Tour, taking sick and terminally ill children to Disneyland Paris. The Hackney Carriage Drivers have provided this 3 day trip, from Friday to Sunday, for over 25 years, and it is very much appreciated by the families participating.
The Lightmongers support the event as part of their charitable activities by sponsoring one of the carriages (black cabs). This year over 100 taxis, plus support vehicles, set off from Canary Wharf after breakfast at 7am on 13th September. The morning at Canary Wharf was simply “Magical”! The atmosphere was amazing and the generosity of so many people and organisations in sponsoring the taxis and the facilities and hospitality for the send-off itself is fantastic.
Master Stephen Thomas with the family traveling in the Lightmongers sponsored taxi.
The send-off from Canary Wharf is supported by many Livery Companies with the formal start being announced by the Lord Mayor and the convoy of black cabs enjoys a police escort all the way to Euro Disney – a good example of European cooperation!