26th Annual Golf Championship 2016

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  • The Lord Mayor
    The Lord Mayor
  • Bernice Buxton Jimmy Mcgovern
    Bernice Buxton Jimmy Mcgovern
  • Ronnie Whelan
    Ronnie Whelan
  • Alan Kenndy
    Alan Kenndy
  • Graham Sharp Graham Stuart
    Graham Sharp Graham Stuart

LIVERPOOL TAXI DRIVERS CHILDREN IN CARE OUTING FUND
26th Annual Golf Championship to be played at Lee Park Golf Club Childwall Valley Road Liverpool L27 3YA.

Wednesday 7th September 2016

Over £1000 in Prizes
Tee Off – 8.00am – Entries Close Monday 1st August 2016

All Competitors will be expected to be in possession of a Current Authorised Handicap Certificate from either their Golf Club or Society.

  • Tea Or Coffee & Toast to be Served Before Tee Off.
  • Buffet & Top cabaret and also presentation to take part on the night At Old Swan Cons Club 73 Derby Lane Liverpool L13 6QE
  • Entry Fee £25

Cheques Payable to L.T.D.C.I.C. C/O Mr Bernie Buxton MBE, C/O 6 Chalfont Way Stockbridge Village Liverpool L28 6YE

Tel : 0151-4803656 Mobile :  07930402582

Email :  berniecicof@yahoo.co.uk

Web : www.ltd-cicof.org.uk

Entry Forms From Lee Park Golf Club Or Old Swan Cons Club

Places Restricted to 150 strictly First Come First served

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR THIS EVENT OR A HOLE PLEASE CONTACT BERNIE BUXTON MBE AT THE ABOVE ADDRESS

Thank you for your much needed Support

BERNIE BUXTON MBE

Frankie Valli Tribute Show

We are hosting a Frankie Valli tribute show on Friday 3rd June 2016 at the Britannia Adelphi Hotel.

Tickets are £30 which includes:-

  • Bucks Fizz on arrival
  • 3 Course Meal
  • Dancing Till Late
  • Auction and Raffle

Doors open at 7.15pm, sitting down at 7.45pm prompt

All proceeds to the charity

Please contact Bernie Buxton MBE on 07930 402 582 or email berniecicof@yahoo.co.uk for more information.

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    Best Dressed Cab
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    Southport 2015
    Best Dressed Cab Winner
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    Southport 2015
    Taxi's on Southport Promenade
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    Southport 2015
    Taxi's on Southport Promenade
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    Southport 2015
    Cabs with balloons
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    Southport 2015
    Cabs with Police Escort
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    Southport 2015
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    Southport 2015
    Sheldon and Harry Collins who have come all the way from Middlesex for us, every year.
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    Southport 2015
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  • Southport 2015
    Southport 2015
    Taxi's on Southport Promenade
  • Southport 2015
    Southport 2015
    Best Dressed Cab
  • Southport 2015
    Southport 2015
    Best Dressed Cab Winner
  • Southport 2015
    Southport 2015
    Taxi's on Southport Promenade
  • Southport 2015
    Southport 2015
    Taxi's on Southport Promenade
  • Southport 2015
    Southport 2015
    Cabs with balloons
  • Southport 2015
    Southport 2015
    Cabs with Police Escort
  • Southport 2015
    Southport 2015
  • Southport 2015
    Southport 2015
    Sheldon and Harry Collins who have come all the way from Middlesex for us, every year.
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    Southport 2015
  • Southport 2015
    Southport 2015

The first outing, to Blackpool, in 1985, with Bernie Buxton’s brother, Ronnie, on the far left
The first outing, to Blackpool, in 1985, with Bernie Buxton’s brother, Ronnie, on the far left

Morecambe 1986

The first outing, to Blackpool, in 1985, with Bernie Buxton’s brother, Ronnie, on the far left
The first outing, to Blackpool, in 1985, with Bernie Buxton’s brother, Ronnie, on the far left
The 1986 children’s outing to Morecambe, with Bernie Buxton behind the wheel
The 1986 children’s outing to Morecambe, with Bernie Buxton behind the wheel
Cabbie Frank Scales leads the way on an outing to Camelot in 2002
Cabbie Frank Scales leads the way on an outing to Camelot in 2002
The Lord Mayor, Cllr Tony Concepción, giving out goody bags
The Lord Mayor, Cllr Tony Concepción, giving out goody bags
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  • Southport 2015
    Southport 2015
    Taxi's on Southport Promenade
  • Southport 2015
    Southport 2015
    Best Dressed Cab
  • Southport 2015
    Southport 2015
    Best Dressed Cab Winner
  • Southport 2015
    Southport 2015
    Taxi's on Southport Promenade
  • Southport 2015
    Southport 2015
    Taxi's on Southport Promenade
  • Southport 2015
    Southport 2015
    Cabs with balloons
  • Southport 2015
    Southport 2015
    Cabs with Police Escort
  • Southport 2015
    Southport 2015
  • Southport 2015
    Southport 2015
    Sheldon and Harry Collins who have come all the way from Middlesex for us, every year.
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    Southport 2015
  • Southport 2015
    Southport 2015

Step inside love Cilla Tribute show

 

We are hosting another Fantastic Tribute Show

Friday 4th November 2016 at The Britannia Adelphi Hotel Liverpool

Featuring KATE BELL Fantastic Female Artist

The CILLA Tribute Show

ALSO

LEE BRADY Great Male Vocalist

With Special Compere KEITH JOHN Mc CARTHY

3 course Meal Bucks Fizz on Arrival Tickets £35  Dancing till Late Auction Raffle Irish Bingo.

Doors Open 7-15 Sitting down Prompt 7-45 for tickets contact Bernie 07930402582 or  P/F 0151-4803656 or  0151 4491445

 

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    The Ticket
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    The Ticket
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    The Ticket
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    The Ticket
  • The Ticket
    The Ticket

The late Jimmy “The Ticket” McEvoy, pictured with Robert Frost on an outing to Chester Zoo in 2001. Bernie Buxton says Jimmy, who died in 2006, was given his nickname because he was always selling raffle tickets to raise money for children in care. And he adds: “His three sisters are still heavily-involved with the fund to this day.”

The above is from the Liverpool Echo, the full article can be read by clicking here.

 

Bernie Buxton Profile

They are the best cab journeys passengers could ever take – days out which have transformed lives and provided magnificent and magical memories which last a lifetime.

Liverpool Taxi Drivers Children In Care Outing Fund is celebrating 30 years of organising annual trips for underprivileged children from across Liverpool and Merseyside – adventures which have seen big-hearted city cabbies take countless thousands of children to Blackpool Illuminations, Southport Pleasureland, Frontierland in Morecambe, Camelot in Charnock Richard, Gulliver’s World in Warrington, Butlin’s in Pwllheli, Knowsley Safari Park, Chester Zoo, numerous pantomimes – and, on two special occasions, to Disneyland Paris.

How did it all start?

“Our first trip was to Blackpool Illuminations in October 1985,” says Bernie, the group’s treasurer – who will head to Buckingham Palace on May 21 to receive an MBE from the Queen for services to charity.

The first outing, to Blackpool, in 1985, with Bernie Buxton’s brother, Ronnie, on the far left
The first outing, to Blackpool, in 1985, with Bernie Buxton’s brother, Ronnie, on the far left

But he stresses: “There were so many other founder members and people who did so much foot work in the early days of fund-raising, including my brother Ronnie, Billy Ellery, Davy Griffiths, Joe Burke, Reg Plunkett, Dave Pritchard, Tom Gallagher, Tommy Musker, Harry Manning, Eric Carroll, Alan Roper, Andy Hurst, Joe Byrne, Terry Turner, Maxine Bell and Tony Baldwin.”

Bernie, 70, from Stockbridge Village, adds: “The Liverpool Taxi Drivers Blind Children’s Outing had been going for a great many years – it still is – and I had joined them on a couple of their outings, but I thought other deserving children could be helped as well. I was put in touch with Liverpool social services and, while the first outing included some children who were in care and some who weren’t, social services later put us in touch with about a dozen different children’s homes.

“We’ve gone from strength to strength over the years and the credit belongs to the many taxi drivers who have come forward to help out. They have given up their time year after year and it’s all down to them, not me, that so many children have had so many great days out.

The 1986 children’s outing to Morecambe, with Bernie Buxton behind the wheel
The 1986 children’s outing to Morecambe, with Bernie Buxton behind the wheel

“About 40 to 45 drivers take part in each outing and there could be between 150 and 180 children on each trip. Including all the helpers, we’ll probably take well over 200 people each time.

“We’ve also had so much help from so many Liverpool businesses over the years. So many people have made all these trips possible and we are so grateful for all their backing and support.”

While he prefers to praise others, Bernie’s unstinting work over so many years has been formally recognised.

Bernie’s date with the Queen

The veteran fund-raiser is looking forward to his trip to Buckingham Palace to pick up his MBE on May 21, and says: “I must thank a fellow retired cabbie, George Stirrup, for nominating me for the award, and all those who supported his recommendation – including Merseyside chief constable Jon Murphy, Knowsley MP George Howarth, former Lord Mayor Cllr Sharon Sullivan, Mayor Joe Anderson and Sister Benedicte, manager of Clumber Lodge children’s home in Formby.”

Bernie receives MBE from Prince William
Bernie receives MBE from Prince William

Sister Benedicte wrote that Bernie had been an “inspiration”, and added: “Some of our young people, once they have left care, return for a visit and, when reminiscing, talk about Bernie and their wonderful trips out. With people like Bernie, who are always thinking of others, our children’s lives are so much brighter, especially after the traumatic experience they have endured before coming into care.”

Cabbie Frank Scales leads the way on an outing to Camelot in 2002
Cabbie Frank Scales leads the way on an outing to Camelot in 2002

Our day out – Thank you!

So many trips, so many special memories… and many of them are mentioned in the ‘Thank you’ cards and letters packed into Bernie’s two bumper scrapbooks.

As well as taking them to an attraction and letting them enjoy all the fun of the fair, the cabbies also lay on food, a children’s entertainer and, at the end of the day, give each child £10 (Bernie reveals: “The children, we have learned over the years, often put the money together to buy big items – like music centres and televisions – for their particular children’s home”).

One boy wrote: “Dear Taxi Drivers and Bernie, Thank you for taking us to Camelot. It was really an amazing day for all of us and it was really cool. My favourite ride was Nightmare because it was really scary – but awesome.”

And a girl wrote: “Thank you for the lovely time at Butlin’s. I went on the Boomerang, the canoes, the Umbrellas and the bumper cars. And I went to the disco. The chalets were lovely and at night after the disco me and my friend had a midnight feast. We had Pot Noodle and crisps.”

Jimmy "The Ticket"
Jimmy “The Ticket”

The late Jimmy “The Ticket” McEvoy, pictured with Robert Frost on an outing to Chester Zoo in 2001. Bernie Buxton says Jimmy, who died in 2006, was given his nickname because he was always selling raffle tickets to raise money for children in care. And he adds: “His three sisters are still heavily-involved with the fund to this day.”

Bernie adds: “I’m getting a lump in my throat thinking about all these nice cards and letters. And once, all the kids gathered around me and one of them said ‘We want to give you something’ – they’d had a collection and bought me a watch!”

Bernie had more than a lump in his throat by the time he told me this – he was crying.

The father of three, grandfather of nine and great grandfather of one adds: “All of us just want to put on a great trip for the kids – whether they are six-months-old or 18 years old – and it’s great to see the smiles on their faces.”

Making dreams come true

Bernie says: “Each trip will cost around £4,000 to £5,000 and as soon as we are back from one trip I’ll be planning to raise the funds for the next one. Our golf day – which has been supported by so many former Merseyside footballers, including Graeme Sharp, Dave Watson, Ian Snodin, John Aldridge, David Fairclough and Alan Kennedy – has been going for 25 years and we put on charity shows in the city, including at the Adelphi Hotel. As it’s a big anniversary year, we’ve currently got four events on the go!”

An outing to Chester Zoo in 2001
An outing to Chester Zoo in 2001: Jodie Foy, Gemma Hughes and Lauren Jarvis

Disneyland Forever!

On two occasions – in 1995 and 2005 – the taxi drivers took youngsters to Disneyland Paris. Bernie recalls: “We went on the boat in ‘95 and then flew from Liverpool John Lennon Airport 10 years later. Going on the boat was a big adventure but it was something else when we flew to Paris – the kids were so excited and some were saying ‘Look down there! You can see our home!’ Being abroad for the first time is such a big thing for anybody, and all the kids had a wonderful time on those trips.”

And the fun isn’t over yet…

“I’ve got no plans to stop being involved in organising these outings,” says Bernie. “And the next one is already booked – Southport Pleasureland on July 29!”

 

A trip to Gulliver’s World. Bernie is pictured with three-year-old Ruben Green
A trip to Gulliver’s World. Bernie is pictured with three-year-old Ruben Green

Source : Liverpool Echo