With weather disruptions and upsetting events taking place all over the world, it’s often heart-warming to hear of some good news a little closer to home.
This month, here at Kings Group, we took part in the Magical Taxi Tour charity event and hosted a colouring competition for local children to enjoy.
Having taken part in the Magical Taxi Tour in previous years, Kings Group once again joined in on the heart-warming and innovative charity event that saw 200 children suffering from serious illnesses embark on a journey to Disneyland Paris.
The annual event involves children being transported to France, driven in a convoy of 100 London taxis passing through Calais and Assevilliers via ferry.
Organised each year by the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers, the event strives to give sick children a three-day break in the magical Disney resort. The children that take part are hand-picked from local hospitals, joined on the trip by medical staff and family members.
Kings Group were among the thousands of participants that contributed money towards the cause, with each taxi requiring £1,400 for the trip, including expenses for accommodation, food, admission charges and travel.
The trip also provided families that took part the chance to relax and spend some quality time together, while the children – many with debilitating conditions – experienced the trip of a lifetime and basked in the wonders of the magical destination.
We wanted to help these children have an adventure they deserved and sponsored a taxi, which sported our very own logo on the side, to escort one of the children and their family to Paris.
A huge event lasting more than 20 years that attracts a great deal of media attention, the Magical Taxi Tour has some impressive history under its belt. To date, roughly 2,200 taxis have taken over 4,400 children to Disneyland, including 200 support vehicles from Metropolitan Police, City of London Police, London Ambulance NHS Trust and the AA.
Also this month, we hosted a fun-filled colouring competition, which encouraged kids to colour in an image of a house with a Kings Group ‘Sold’ board outside.
There were four winners selected, representing groups made up of all the areas we cover: Cheshunt, Enfield Town and Enfield Highway, Harlow and Church Langley, Edmonton and Tottenham and Hackney, Haringey and Walthamstow.
Each of the four winners were awarded a £100 Love2Shop gift card.
All of the winners' pictures, as well as those that came 2nd and 3rd in each area, will be displayed in branch windows soon.
Both events were truly inspirational, and we at Kings Group were delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to some great causes.
To find out more about the Magical Taxi Tour event or make a donation, please visit: www.magicaltaxitour.com.
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