The late Douglas Sherry, MBE, known in the taxi trade as ‘The Godfather’, was a great friend to the taxi trade and was very highly thought of by us all, so it was very fitting that on Saturday 8th August, 2009 the committees of three of London’s Taxi trade charities, The London Taxi Benevolent Association for War Disabled, The London Taxidrivers’ Charity for Children and The Taxi Driver of the Year Charity Fund came together to make a donation to the London Medical centre, Marylebone High Street, in Doug’s memory.
The London Medical centre had been chosen by Doug’s wife Audrey, as it was here that Doug received first class treatment for his diabetes and a much needed Diasend Modem machine, value £1,200, was donated to Dr Abrahams and his Nurse Consultant Laila King in Doug’s memory, with a suitable plaque affixed to mark the occasion. The Diasend machine enhances the communication between care providers and patients with diabetes and is a free-standing system and a complete solution for transmitting, storing and monitoring diabetes patients’ glucose readings and/or insulin pump doses.
A bouquet of flowers was presented to Audrey Sherry from the three charities and Dr Abrahams made a speech thanking everyone and said they will think of Doug with fond memories every time the Diasend is used. As this system will be a huge asset to the London Medical centre, we are sure Doug will be looking down with a smile on his face knowing that as usual he is still helping people. Doug was a true legend who will never be forgotten.