On Tuesday 4th July Free Spirit specialist Jan and previous group chief Mary motored off to Worthing’s Pavilion Theatre. That they had been invited by the Taxi Charity for Navy Veterans to attend their newest occasion for ex WWII veterans as a thanks for supporting the charity. As very long time champions of the charity, this was an incredible alternative to socialize with all of the veterans, in addition to the charity’s Honorary Secretary – Dick Goodwin – who Free Spirit has been working with for a few years.
Free Spirt and The Taxi Charity for Navy Veterans
Since 2015, Free Spirit has been offering the Taxi Charity for Navy Veterans with specialist, journey insurance coverage to take many veterans on memorial journeys. For instance, we supplied over 300 veterans with journey insurance coverage in 2017 to make sure they might attend a remembrance service in Normandy – regardless of their mixed age and medical situations.
The Taxi Charity for Navy Veterans
This yr the Taxi Charity for Navy Veterans celebrates 75 years of supporting WWII veterans. Its goal has all the time been to help veterans at house, in hospital and throughout the house nations (Wales, Scotland, Northern Eire and England). Plus, they supply veterans with specialised tools, leisure and organise common occasions all year long.
The occasion on Tuesday 4th July was their annual journey to Worthing. In complete, 50 taxi drivers picked up 100 veterans and their households from throughout London – and its suburbs – to make sure they arrived on the promenade by 12 midday.
On arrival, they had been greeted by Worthing City Crier alongside the charity’s patrons (Vice-Admiral Sir Adrian Johns, KCB, CBE, KStJ, DL and Woman (Suzie) Johns). Subsequent they had been seated for a platter of fish and chips within the Pavilion Rooms. The occasion environment rang out all through as all of the visitors loved some dwell music and a chat from a VIP visitor speaker.
Everybody eagerly listened to an insightful speak from 102-year-old Mosquito Pilot Flt Lt (Retd) Colin S Bell DFC. Colin S Bell shared insights from the lead-up to WWII and his position all through it.
Because the solar dipped it was time for the veterans to motor off into the sundown, to mirror upon the tales they’d heard and the leisure they’d loved. Plus, the chats they’d had with Jan and Mary – earlier than a nightcap at South Holmwood Village in Surrey.
Dick Goodwin, Honorary Secretary, Taxi Charity for Navy Veterans stated:
“Our annual journey to Worthing is all the time a lot cherished by our veterans, volunteers, and visitors. This yr was very particular as we’re celebrating our 75th anniversary and had been joined within the Pavilion Rooms by veterans from WWII, Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Falklands. We had been delighted that Jan and Mary had been capable of be a part of us, and we thank P J Hayman for his or her continued assist.”
A quote from Free Spirit’s Buyer Service Supervisor
“At Free Spirit, we take immense pleasure in our dedication to serve those that have bravely served our nation – our veterans. Recognising their sacrifices and dedication, we’ve got devoted ourselves to providing complete journey insurance coverage options.”
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