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 weekend trip for many 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 110 taxis, plus support vehicles, set off from Canary Wharf at 7am, after a breakfast accompanied by music from the guards band. The Master is pictured here with the family and the driver of our cab.
The send-off from Canary Wharf is supported by many Livery Companies and the formal start, pictured below, is announced by the Lord Mayor.