Delighted to announce that a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a documentary about the forthcoming trip to Holland has begun! You can watch the trailer here. We can only make the film with your support, so find out how you can back the film by visiting: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1317518270/for-all-we-know-a-musical-documentary. Please share with friends and family and help us spread the word!
I’m delighted to announce that fund-raising for an independent, feature-length documentary, For All We Know, is about to begin. Inspired by the taxi charity, the Black Cab drivers and the veterans I’ve had the great pleasure to meet over the last few years, together with BAFTA-nominated producer Sara Woodford, we’re pulling together a production team to follow up to 160 World War II veterans on an extraordinary trip to Holland in May 2014 in 80 Black Cabs. As the veterans stand side by […]
Just before Christmas, I held a rather unusual Tea Party at the London HQ of global ad agency Ogilvy and Mather in East London. The London Taxi Benevolent Association for the War Disabled brought along 25 WWII veterans, who regularly volunteer for the charity’s fund-raising collections, for tea, cake and a chat. Many of the Ogilvy staff had been furiously baking cakes for a Very British Charity Cake Sale. A huge Union Jack cake, a Lemon Drizzle Cake and a […]
I’ve organised a Vintage Tea Party to take place at the London HQ of top global ad agency Ogilvy and Mather tomorrow. The taxi charity are bringing a number of special guests – veterans from World War 2 – for tea, cake and probably a beer or two. Many thanks to Jon Morgan and Mike Watson, Creative Directors at Ogilvy and Mather, and Mark Osbourne and Andy Breese from Room Design, for the fabulous poster. Thanks also to all the […]
Such a wonderful day last thursday in London’s Green Park. Following a short road trip in a Black Cab with with Reggie Hay from the taxi charity and two WWII veterans – brothers Eric and Jack Davis – I attended the unveiling of the long-awaited Bomber Command Memorial by the Queen. As there wasn’t room for everyone in the memorial area itself, the majority of guests had a sort of back stage pass to the ‘Salute’ area, just behind it. […]
I’m very honoured to have been invited by the RAF to the opening of the Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park on thursday. This long-awaited public memorial will commemorate the 55,573 young airmen and people of all nations who lost their lives in the controversial bombing campaigns of World War II. Thousands of veterans, their widows and family members from all over the world are coming together to commemorate their lost relatives and comrades. I’ll be going with Reggie Hay from the taxi charity […]
Last week’s trip to Worthing was all jolly good fun, but it was a lot more than a nostalgia trip. The taxi charity was originally founded in 1948, when many men had returned from World War II injured and unable to get around very easily. So a few London Taxi drivers got together and had the idea of a taxi charity that would help make veterans’ lives more comfortable and enjoyable. Most WWII veterans are of course now quite elderly. As much […]