Here is the early warning for Remembrance Sunday which takes place on 9 November.
Those who have already attended in the past know the feelings that you get from this very special event and I need say nothing more to you.
For those who have not been before, we provide a free taxi service from all main line stations, Victory Service Club, Union Jack Club and Victoria Coach Station for the veterans going to and from the service and parade at the Cenotaph. To see the appreciation shown by the veterans for our expression of gratitude for all they have done for us is so deeply moving. Words, no mater how eloquent, cannot express what you feel - ask anyone who's already done it in the past 4 years.
This is one time when all thoughts of animosity, personal differences, heated discussions of preference of vehicle, or any of the other threads that can cause differences on this forum are all put aside. Nothing detracts from helping the veterans. People who are otherwise at loggerheads on the forum stand shoulder to shoulder united in a common cause. It is so special. If only we could bottle it!
I'll put more details out over the next 10 weeks but at this stage I am looking for early volunteers to build up my database (used by me alone).
In addition to drivers I'm also looking for people to act as marshals in all the stations. The usual marshals always do a superb job, but, as we discovered last year, as our service has expanded we needed extra help getting to the veterans and getting them into the Poppy Cabs. Knowledge boys/girls, Family members (especially useful inside the stations to show veterans where to go), retired or non working taxi drivers - all are welcome and needed to help our stretched band of experienced marshals.
To register please send
Location (to match up with veterans)
Driver or Marshal
TX or Vito (drivers)
Knowledge boy/girl or family member (marshals)
email messages to: firstname.lastname@example.org
SMS message : 07973 430022
New for 2014 our own Twitter account @PoppyCabs2014
As I go through the various preparation stages I will update you all here with an absolute minimum of one message each week as our countdown continues. Please look out for them and see how you can help.