Liverpool Taxi Drivers Children in Care Outing Fund

Taxi driver charity providing entertainment for children in care throughout the Merseyside area

Children at Camelot

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"

Bernie Buxton
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.

Check out our showcasing past trips over the years.

Liverpool Taxi Drivers - Children In Care Outing Fund

Registered Charity No.

Governing Document
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

Registration History
10th Aug 1999 Registered


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Liverpool Taxi Drivers Children in Care Outing Fund are delighted to announce their new Fundraising Partnership with the unique UK 'Fundraising through Travel Network', Travel2Give.

Travel2Give are unique because they are a network of UK Travel Agents who dedicate their time, and part of their profits to raising money for Charities on both a National and a Local basis. They re-cycle profits made on your Holiday Bookings back to us, thus your Holiday can do us a World of Good too! Our local member is local Company 'Pearl King Travel' and Liverpool Taxi Drivers Children in Care Outing Fund are delighted to have their support.

Virtually every type of holiday you can imagine is offered through the Programme which is enhanced by the sponsorship of over 20 Tour Operators and Cruise lines. When you book one of their holidays, they will add a further donation for us!

Travel2Give also manage a Sponsored Events Programme including activities like White Water Rafting and Hot Air Ballooning. Why don't you organise a Group to undertake one of these events for us? The average group will raise over 1000 in a single day - and its great fun!

Or perhaps you would like to put together a Group to go on a Theatre or City Break? Book it through Travel2Give and we will benefit!

Travel2Give Agents are specialists in Holidays for those with Special Needs through Mobility Issues or the need for Wheelchair Access. Even if you are just a slow walker and need help getting on and off an aircraft, they can help you. Through their partnership with Enable Holidays, they have access to over 200 properties worldwide which feature close proximity to local amenities, adapted rooms, pool hoists etc. Simply call 'Travel2Give' on 0843 538 6041 and they will find the perfect location for you.

Liverpool Taxi Drivers Children in Care Outing Fund are delighted to have established this new partnership with Travel2Give. We hope that all of our supporters will give consideration to using Travel2Give for their next holiday or undertake a sponsored event on our behalf. Every holiday booked will create a donation which will make a big difference to us - from money that our supporters would have spent anyway!

Contact Travel2Give Liverpool on 0843 538 6041 or visit Travel2Give

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