About the Fund
From 1945 until today, thousands of taxi drivers have donated their time and effort to make the ‘Outing Fund’ the annual success that it is. Most of the drivers don fancy dress costumes, much to the delight of the children and the people who line the route through Glasgow and in Troon itself.
The effort that goes into dressing the Taxis has to be seen to be believed and we hope that the images on this site will give you an insight into the work that is involved. Our sincere thanks to the drivers who make a lot of children very happy indeed.
There is no doubt that the most effective public relations job in the Taxi business is the Kiddies Outing Fund and it is interesting to know how it all began. Early in 1945 three taxi drivers
This proved so popular that it was decided to make it an annual event. Gathering funds was not a problem as all the taxi drivers contributed to making the outing a success. Around this time the
Billy McGregor, W. Donaldson, and Maurice Deans from the band joined the newly formed committee and the name of the Outing became a real memory tester; Glasgow Taxi Men and
The second outing in 1946 did not go to Saltcoats as the first one had but went instead to
Early on when Mearnskirk Hospital was solely a hospital for children with T.B. most of the children were lifted from here, but as this disease has been all but eliminated the Kiddies Outing Committee take children from a variety of Additional Learning Support schools all over Glasgow. Needless to
All this is made possible due to the generosity of the Glasgow Taxi Drivers, and in particular the Glasgow public, the authorities and the kind people of Troon. Many of the licensed premises in our city have a collection box on their counters, and over the years many thousands of pounds have been collected. No one objects to helping the children and all who contribute; the caterers and those who provide the confectionery should be proud of their efforts and the outward show of their generosity can be seen on the faces of the children on their big day in Troon.
The drivers who spend a lot of time decorating their cabs and dressing up in all types of costumes to help keep the children amused are also
We would hope that after seeing what is done each year, you would find it in your heart to become one of our sponsors.
Whether it is by donating some of your
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The Glasgow Taxi Outing Fund Executive
Our executive are the trustees of the charity and are elected by the members every February.