Events

INAUGURAL CLARITY IN CHARITABLE COMMUNICATIONS AWARD FOR PAST MASTER PHIL DAVIS

Phil Davis (centre) Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers receives the Clarity in Charitable Communications Award from Mr Francis Ingham MPRCA -The Master of the City of London Company of PR Practitioners (left) and the Master Glazier, Mr Duncan Gee (right)

Phil Davis, London taxi driver and Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers has received an inaugural award at a prestigious City event.

The Worshipful Company of Glaziers & Painters of Glass and the City of London Company of Public Relations Practitioners decided to establish the Clarity in Charitable Communications Award to recognise outstanding achievement in raising awareness and fundraising against the odds and without major funding or marketing campaigns.

Phil Davis heads up the organising committee for the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Driver’s annual Children’s Magical Taxi Tour taking sick and terminally ill children to Disneyland Paris on a trip that is now in its 22nd year.

The inaugural Clarity in Charitable Communications Award canvassed all of the City Livery Companies in London and Phil was nominated by several of the historic companies, and in February attended a dinner event held at the splendid Merchant Taylor’s Hall in the City to receive the award.



NEW FREEMEN ADMITTED TO THE WCHCD.

New Master Alan Roughan welcomed four new Freemen to the Company, with Mr Martin Crouch, Mr Lee Austin, Mr William Berry and Mr Peter Waterfield joining the Company. They are now able to progress to the Guildhall and claim the Freedom of the City of London.

Master Alan Roughan also clothed three existing Freemen with the Livery, with Mr Daniel Severin, Mr Guiseppe Mauro and Mr Luigi Mauro now becoming liverymen.

Speaking of the most recent intake of Freemen and Liverymen, The Master, Mr Alan Roughan said: "I am delighted to welcome new Members as Freemen and also to see some of our existing Freemen escalate to the level of Liverymen. Our Company is growing continuously and this shows there is still great interest in the historic London taxi trade in the heritage of the City of London and the Livery Companies. The majority of our Freemen and Liverymen are working taxi drivers, and this provides our Company with a thriving membership that also benefits from a variety of professionals from across our trade and associated industries."

"More and more men and women within the taxi trade - all across the country - are taking an interest in our friendly and informative Company and finding it a great way to meet likeminded individuals with a strong interest in promoting our historic licensed taxi trade."

INSTALLATION COURT, HABERDASHER'S HALL

On an incredibly warm and sunny afternoon in September the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers (WCHCD) gathered at the Haberdashers’ Hall in West Smithfield for their Installation Court & Dinner.

The installation is where the new Master is inducted, along with the Wardens who will serve alongside the Master in the ensuing year.

The outgoing Master, Mr Colin Evans, gave way to Mr Alan Roughan, a licensed taxi driver in London for over 35 years, a former Director of Radio Taxis London and a well known and much liked man of the trade. Colin Evans now serves a year as Deputy Master, taking that role on from Malcolm Paice, who becomes a Past Master.

Stepping up into the roles of Wardens were Mr David Cannell, who becomes Upper Warden, Mr Rick Alford, who becomes Renter Warden and Mr Michael Cullen who joins as Lower Warden.

THE MAGICAL TAXI TOUR


 

Perhaps one of the most famous events is the annual Magical Taxi Tour which sees over 100 cabs taking sick and terminally ill children on the trip of a lifetime to Disneyland Paris. You can find out more about this event by logging on to www.magicaltaxitour.com

EVENTS DIARY

COURT MEETINGS AND DINNERS

 

Date

Occasion

Location

14/09/2017

Installation Court Dinner

Saddler's hall

09/11/2017

Liverymen's Dinner

Cutler's Hall

 

OTHER EVENTS

Date

Occasion

Location

TBC December 2017

Disney Gala Dinner & Dance

Marriott Hotel, E14

TBC March 2018

Spring Court Dinner

TBC

Contact Details

Phone Number: 01494 765922

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