Every year, for over 65 years, there has been an outing provided by the taxi drivers of Glasgow Scotland for sick and disabled children. On this outing the drivers dress-up their cars, wear colorful costumes, and go around picking up the sick children and their carers. Then they all go parading off to the seaside (beach) at Troon.
If you have ever witnessed this parade you’ll know the joy it brings not only to the sick children, but to everyone involved and everyone who lines the routes to wave and cheer the children on.
Sometimes there are more than 200 taxis in this wonderful parade. And sometimes it’s not only sick and disabled children that are taken on the outing. Sometimes children living in children’s homes get to join in the fun.
At the end of a, happy, and very noisy parade there is a full day of fun at the fair and the beach.
Glasgow’s Taxi drivers not only fund these very special outings but also put a lot time, creativity, and effort into making the day a bright and fun one for all. Even if it’s raining!
These Taxi drivers go all out every year to make a very special day for Glasgow’s sick children. And the children never forget their day out in the Glasgow taxis.