For the second year running, the London Taxidrivers’ Charity for Children held another ‘fun day’ at the Covent Garden Piazza on Sunday 23rd August 2009 and what a great and enjoyable day it was. The committee arrived at the Piazza at 8am and immediately set about erecting two gazebos alongside their taxis, together with photo boards displaying many images of the numerous children’s outings they have run over the years. Tombola and quiz tables were set up in the gazebos and on sale were ladies belts and accessories, mugs, t/shirts and fun aprons, which had been donated to help the LTFUC raise funds, with lots of free goodies and sweets being handed out to all the delighted children who passed by.
Doug Cheshire of the London Vintage Taxi Association had joined us with his 75 year old vintage Austin taxi and this attracted great interest, especially among the many tourists present who were giving donations and taking photos non stop and we are deeply grateful to Doug for giving up his time to spend the whole day with us.
Congratulations go to winner of the quiz, taxi driver Carl Buttigieg, who won a Clicquot Traveller case containing a Bottle of Reims France Champagne and two Glasses and well done to runner up Denise Hunter who won a Bottle of Lanson Champagne. We are deeply grateful to Charmaine and Cathy of Costco, Chingford, for donating these two prizes and for all the continued help and support they give us. I would also like to thank Carol Burwood of ABC Imaging UK for printing the quiz papers free of charge.
The Hon. President, Hon. Chairman and Committee extend grateful thanks to Janine Pires of Capcount (Covent Garden Management) for her assistance in planning the event and the Company for giving us the opportunity to use the site, which enabled us to raise much needed funds.
It was an extremely hot and sunny day, the crowds were out in abundance and, although very tiring, the day proved to be highly successful and rewarding with many funny moments to remember. We also thank all the drivers who came along to support us and are deeply grateful to all the people who made donations to us. Hopefully we will be back next year.