Dear members and supporters,
At the 2019 LTCFC AGM, I was delighted to hand the stewardship of the charity to a new Chairman.
However, unfortunately, during the year due to unforeseen commitments, our friend and colleague retired from the charity. My fellow trustees asked if I would take on the responsibility of chair again until a suitable candidate from the committee could consider the position. Due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, I was acutely aware of the possibility of difficult times ahead, for our industry and families and of course the commitment of time our members could offer. I, therefore, again decided to take on that responsibility. However, more recently, I was delighted one of the support drivers indicated he wished to join the LTCFC Committee. Having known this person for many years, I know he will be an asset to the charity.
This year we have all been affected in one way or another by this pandemic. Family, friends, and colleagues have endured isolation from family and the terrible loss of those close to them and we offer our sincere condolences to all who have suffered tragedies during this year. It has also been challenging for the LTCFC, due to government covid restrictions, cancelling our annual children’s outings and parties. Nevertheless, we continue to help those in desperate need of assistance and give support wherever and whenever we can and keep engaged with the children, their families and schools during these difficult times. Unfortunately, the committee has also been unable to organise fundraising events, but due to the efforts of members and the treasurer, our balance sheet is very healthy.
In the coming weeks and months, together with our associates within the taxi industry, we will continue to plan for both outings and fundraising campaigns with optimism for the future. The use of our Website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram social media platforms will keep you informed of our activities and it would be great to hear from you.
On behalf of the LTCFC I take this opportunity to wish you well and enjoy your time with family and friends during the festive period.
Michael Son BEM