London Taxi Drivers’ Charity for Children

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Our Committee

Antony Moore

Honorary Chairman

Antony has been a taxi driver since 2011 taking part in his first Mad Hatters Tea Party shortly after followed by the summer Taxi Outing and has done both each year since then. He has also taken part in two Lord Mayor's Shows in 2021 and 2022. 

Antony has also had the opportunity to attend some special Royal occasions, assisting HM Queen Camilla hand out hundreds of Paddington Bears to children at Barnardo's and attending a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in celebration of the coronation of King Charles III.

Alan Cohen MBE

Special Projects Coordinator

Alan got his taxi licence in 1966 and joined the committee in 1968. He served as Chairman, as PRO for over 20 years, and instigated the Diamond Jubilee outing to Buckingham Palace. Alan has organised the Woburn Taxi Safari and trips to Lego Land, Chessington, Brighton and a party at Buckingham Palace, and has led the Southend outing more times than he can remember. He organised two film premieres, one of which was attended by HM The Queen Elizabeth II along with Princes Andrew and Edward. Alan was awarded the MBE for services to charity in 2004 and is currently the longest serving member on the committee.

John Godfrey

Driver Liaison

John has worked in the taxi industry for over 30 years. In 2000 he got his taxi licence and started driving for the charity. John was invited to join the committee in 2018 and has been the Driver Liaison since then.

Louise Fowler

Minutes Secretary

Louise has been a Taxi driver since June 2017. She participated in her first outing to Paradise Park trip where she won the Best Dressed taxi prize. In December 2023 she joined the committee, and in January 2024 took part in her first Mad Hatter's Tea Party.

Steven Bell

Committee Member

Steve became a Taxi Driver in 2000 and signed up to be a driver for the charity on his way home from collecting his badge. With a creative streak and a very vivid imagination Steve won the Southend Outing Best Dressed Taxi competition 5 years running and is still happy to dress up taxis for fundraising opportunities. He joined the committee in 2011 and was Driver Liaison for 6 years and has also dealt with Sponsorship and Entertainment.

Malcolm Shaffron

Honorary Secretary & Appeals Officer

Malcolm became a taxi driver in 1969 and within two years signed up for his first outing and has been on every outing since 1971. He joined the committee in 1975 becoming Secretary four years later in 1979. Malcolm served as Chairman for 3 years before resuming his role as Secretary a role he performs to this day. If you would like to submit an appeal into the charity for consideration, please contact us via our email

Gerry Dunn MBE

Committee Member

Gerry joined the charity as a driver soon after he got his green badge in 1966 before being asked to join the committee. He has been the Treasurer on and off for 21 years and has been Chairman, Sponsor organiser, Asst. PRO, Appeals Officer, and raffle and tombola organiser. Gerry was also the Master of the Fellowship of Hackney Carriage Drivers and a founder member of the LTDA. He has organised many charity trips to the Romanian orphanages and since 1966 has been a volunteer driver for the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans. He was awarded the MBE for his services to charity. One of the reasons Gerry wanted to get involved with the charity taking orphans from the Norwood Orphanage, was because his father was an orphan there himself.

Claire Zazzara

Public Relations Officer

Claire became a taxi driver in February 2012 and attended her first Southend outing as a driver in 2014. She loved decorating her taxi for the trips and won the Best Dressed Taxi competition in 2016, and again in 2018. Claire joined the committee in 2019 and has now taken over the role of Appeals Officer whilst keeping our social media platforms up to date with news stories and events.

Stewart Murray

Entertainment Officer

Stewart has been a Taxi driver for 21+ years, and since passing his knowledge has been a volunteer driver on every Southend, Woburn, Lego land, Theatre trip, and Paradise Park outings, and a regular volunteer at our annual Mad Hatter's Tea Party.

Andy Smith

Associate Committee Member

Andy is an Associate Committee Member and not from a Taxi Driver background. Andy’s involvement with the Charity started through a Company Charity sponsorship scheme a few years ago and has continued to support the Charity ever since, joining the Committee in 2019.

Colin Greaves

Honorary Treasurer

Having supported the charity by attending numerous outings as a 'driver' following qualifying as a Licensed London Taxi Driver in 2003, Colin joined the Committee of the LTCFC in April 2015. He has served as Minutes Secretary since joining the Committee and has also served as the Appeals Officer from 2016-19, before taking on the role of Treasurer. He organised, co-ordinated and participated in the charity's cycle team that completed the 2019 London to Brighton Cycle Ride, which raised over £8000 for the charity.

Michael Son BEM

Committee Member

Michael joined the ranks of the ‘world’s finest’ in 1965 and still enjoys the freedom of taxi driving and interacting with so many different people. He joined the charity in 1986 and has taken on various roles and responsibilities including Chairman, Secretary, Public Relations, and Appeals Officer and continues to be a very active member of the team. To raise funds and increase the profile of the charity he has produced classical music concerts in some iconic venues including St Paul’s Cathedral. Michael received the British Empire Medal in 2016 for his services to charity.

Ian VanDoorn

Child Liaison

Ian earned his taxi licence in 2012, and immediately volunteered for that year’s annual Southend Trip. He has supported the charity as a volunteer driver every year since, helping out at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and driving in the Lord Mayor’s Show. In 2023 Ian became a Committee member of the charity.

Sim Yiannikaris

Committee Member

Sim having completed the knowledge in 1993 volunteered as a driver in the spring and summer outings the following year. In 1995 he joined the committee and has had the honour of serving as chairman and treasurer over the years.

Wendy Bell

Associate Committee Member

Wendy joined as an associate member in 2019 but has been involved with the charity since husband Steven Bell joined the committee in 2011. With a background in clerical, Wendy aims to assist the charity with this function including keeping the website and procedure manuals up to date.