About Us

Have you ever been able to find a taxi in Liverpool when you need one?

Most taxis carry a notice that refers to L.T.D.C.I.C.O.F.

This has mystified many visitors to Liverpool as well as most residents!

In actual fact this stands for Liverpool Taxi Drivers Children In Care Outing Fund.

The  Charity was founded in 1985 by a number of taxi drivers in order to meet the needs of children in care in the Merseyside area.

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

Their efforts involved them in “doing the rounds” of fellow taxi drivers and employers, as well as local garages 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 Pwllheli, Camelot, Euro Disney and numerous pantomimes.
The Merseyside, Lancashire and Greater Manchester Police Forces have also participated in making Camelot a memorable day out for the children.

Many local sponsors gave their invaluable support to this charity.
Our gratitude is also sent to Mersey Cabs, control staff, directors, drivers, and driver’s wives for their exhaustive efforts in raising the necessary funds for forthcoming trips.

However, we still need your help 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 your money will be well spent benefiting the children

“The smiles of delight on the children’s faces expressing their gratitude is something to behold”

If you are interested in supporting our charity and helping to look after children in care within the Merseyside area, please
contact us.

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

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.

Bernie Buxton MBE

30 years

Registered Charity No. : 1076976