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 David Cannell admitted four new Freemen to the Worshipful Company of hackney Carriage Drivers after his own installation at Saddler's Hall on 14th September. 

 Mr Karl Maresch, Mr Alexander Galpin, Mr Paul Van Nuland and Mr Charles Treston all joined the Company as Freemen. 

Speaking of the most recent intake of Freemen and Liverymen, The Master, Mr David Cannell 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, SADDLER'S HALL

September 14th saw the Installation Court and Dinner at Saddler's Hall.

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 Alan Roughan, gave way to Mr David Cannell, who joins as the Company's 17th Master. Alan Roughan becomes the Deputy Master for the ensuing year, with Colin Evans taking the position of Past Master after serving his year as Deputy.

The Installation Court also saw the following new Freemen inducted: Mr Karl Maresch, Mr Alexander Galpin, Mr Paul Van Nuland and Mr Charles Treston.

Five Freemen also were clothed in Livery: Mr William Berry, Mr Craig Holden, Mr Mark Morris, Mr Mark Moreton and Mr John Parsons.

Stepping up into the roles of Wardens were Mr Rick Alford, Mr Michael Cullen and Mr Stephen Plumb.

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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