Taxi treat for needy children

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A fleet of London cabs arrived in Hastings on Monday when the town hosted special needs children from London for a day at the seaside.

The annual Albany taxi Run to Hastings is a tradition that stretches back for 25 years.

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The Albany Taxi Charity has been running for 45 years with the world famous London Taxi Driver’s giving their time organising events and fund raising so that children from London schools with special needs have a fun packed day of laughter.

Around 200 children and their carers enjoyed a day in Hastings with around and 80 taxis taking part in the procession.

All the London cab drivers are volunteers who give up a day’s work to take part in the event, many of them putting on fancy dress.

The children were welcomed by Hastings Mayor Judy Rogers and enjoyed having free range of the funfair and other amusements.

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During the afternoon the children visited the Azur at Marina, for fish and chips, entertainment and a disco.

Angela Roney, from the Albany charity, said: “This event is a real highlight for these children.

“Special thanks to Hastings Fund Raising Team Stella Willis, Hastings LCA Gina Sexton, The Ladies Darts Team and local business for 25 years support.”

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