One of London’s most unique charity events is back! A convoy of licensed London taxis will take over 200 children, suffering from a range of chronic debilitating illnesses and life-limiting conditions, on a three-day trip of a lifetime to Disneyland Paris. This Magical Taxi Tour has bought moments of great joy and happiness to sick children.
Due to Coronavirus, the 2020 trip was cancelled, meaning this year The Magical Taxi Tour is back and bigger and better than ever! The trip starts from London’s Canary Wharf, where volunteers including members of the Proximo Team entertain and give the children and helpers the ‘Big breakfast’ before the giant convoy departs to catch the ferry at Dover. This spectacular scene has attracted a great deal of media coverage with numerous television companies in England, France and around the world following the trip.
Organised annually by the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers, this event is only possible with the help of sponsors who generously give toward the £1,500 per taxi necessary to meet the expenses of the hotel, fuel, food, and admission charges. The taxi drivers naturally give freely of their time and use of their vehicles, and the Proximo Group are proud to have our very own Lee Hilligenn kindly taking part in the trip.
The trip from London starts at Canary Wharf in the early hours with the Big Breakfast, which is normally attended by dignitaries from the City of London and representatives of many of the sponsoring Livery Companies. From Canary Wharf, we will depart under police escort to Dover to catch the P&O ferry to Calais.
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