Liverpool Taxi Drivers Children in Care Outing Fund
Taxi driver charity providing entertainment for children in care throughout the Merseyside area
Have you ever been able to find a taxi in Liverpool when you need one?
Most cabs carry a notice that refers to L.T.D.C.I.C.O.F. This may have mystified many visitors to Liverpool as well as most residents! In actual fact this stands for Liverpool Taxi Drivers Children in Care Outing Fund. This charity was founded in 1985 by a number of taxi drivers led by Bernie Buxton in order to meet the needs of underprivileged children in care in the Merseyside and surrounding area.
Their first efforts involved them doing the rounds of fellow cab drivers and employers, as well as local garages, cafes and members of the public, to raise much needed funds.
They were so successful that they were able to take a party of children to see Blackpool Illuminations. Successive trips were made to Morecambe, Southport, Butlins at Pwlleli, Camelot Theme Park, Chester Zoo, Gulliver's World Theme Park, Disneyland Paris, and last but not least, numerous pantomimes. The Merseyside, Lancashire and Greater Manchester Police Forces have also participated in making Camelot Theme Park a memorable day out for all the children and drivers alike.
Many local sponsors give their valuable support to this charity and the following are to name but a few
Radio City Cash For Kids-L.F.C. & E.F.C. Football Clubs-Barclays Premier League-TaxiFix-Gawith Taxis-H.E.Manning-
Royal Sun Alliance-Costco Wholesale Liverpool-Royal Liver Assurance-Parfeitts Aintree-Irish Ferries-Lottery Foundation-Choice Quote Insurance.
The Following Golf Society's and Clubs:-
The Taxi Drivers Club-L.T.D.A & L.F.C. Stewards-Royal Hotel Formby-Half Way House-Sandpipers-Old Ommnibus-208 Field Hospital-Knowsley Cabs-Hoylake-Childwall-West Derby-Lee Park-Mold-Hurlston Hall-Eastham Lodge-Aldersay Green-Mike Mawdsley Golf Pro
Radio Merseyside-Irvings Solicitors-The Liverpool Taxi Drivers Club-McBride Steam Cleaning-Paul Clarke Butchers-C.S.Printing-All BlackCabs-Peter Coyne Funeral Services-John Lewis Partnership-Focus Fire & Security-Swinton Insurance-Peter Stanley-TradexInsurance-Vision Outdoor-aB Screen Print-Herbert of Liverpool-Dures Partnership-Charlie Gillin & Son-Tawd St Garage-CabDirect-Barclay Card-TaxiTalk-M&S Liverpool-Risley D T P Unit-Mr and Mrs Woodall-Santander-Community Foundation Merseyside-Blue Anchor Graphix, and not forgetting, All Lord Mayors Past and Present.
As well as the above mentioned, our gratitude is sent to Mersey Cabs Control room staff, drivers and all drivers wives and girlfriends for their exhaustive efforts in raising the necessary funds for forthcoming trips.
However, we still need your help and support in ensuring the trips remain continuous and if you can give your hard earned cash to help a child in care, we can assure you that the money will be well spent.
"The smiles of delight on the children's faces expressing their gratitude is something to behold"
25th February 2010
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all volunteers, sponsors and contributors, both past and present for all of their great support in the past and in the future.
Liverpool Taxi Drivers - Children In Care Outing Fund
Registered Charity No.
Constitution Adopted 29 July 1999
The provision of facilities for recreation and other leisure time occupation for children, and in particular children in care on Merseyside, being facilities:
a) Of which such children have need by reason of their youth, social and economic circumstances.
b) Which will improve the conditions of life for such children by promoting their physical and mental well being.
Area of Benefit
Merseyside - Area prescribed by Governing Document
Area of Operation
Merseyside - Charity Operates in locations in England and Wales - Merseyside
10th Aug 1999 Registered
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