On Thursday 6 June 2019, Katie Simmonds who runs the Russell Square cabmen’s Shelter will be holding another fundraiser to help raise money for our charity.
It was in this actual cabmen’s Shelter that our charity began back in 1928. It was originally located in Leicester Square, before being moved to Russell Square where it now proudly stands.
All food and drinks served on the day can be purchased by way of donation and there will be some great raffle prizes up for grabs.
We are kindly being assisted by a team of volunteer London taxi drivers who will be fundraising for us on the day by collecting donations and donating their tips for the day.
Taxi drivers will be able to collect A5 posters (to display in their cabs) and collection tins from the Russell Square cabmen’s shelter from Monday 3 June.
At last years fundraiser Gary Oldman popped by for a photograph!
What are we fundraising for?
We are raising money for our 2019 Southend-on-Sea outing, where we take over 250 special needs and disadvantaged children to the seaside for the day.
Our goal is to raise £3000 through this fundraiser.
For many of the children it will be the first time they had been in a London taxi, seen the sea and all the rides in Adventure Island.
If you would like to help us raise £3,000, you can donate online to our Russell Square cabmen’s shelter fundraiser.
About the Cabmen’s Shelter Fund
The Cabmen’s Shelter Fund was established in 1875 to run shelters for the drivers of hansom cabs and later hackney carriages.
Between 1875 and 1914, 61 cabmen’s shelters were constructed. Today, only a few working shelters remain, they are all Grade II listed buildings and they are all still run by the Cabmen’s Shelter Fund.
Katie Simmonds has run the cabmen’s shelter at Russell Square for the last 5 years.