The Glasgow Taxi Outing Fund (GTOF) will give more than 300 school children who have additional support needs a day to remember by chauffeuring them to Troon tomorrow, Wednesday,June 15 for the charity’s 71st annual trip to the seaside.
More than 100 generous city taxi drivers will give up a day for free to drive the children and their carers or parents to a day of sea, sand and hopefully sun on the Ayrshire coast.
The famous event is attended by hundreds of well-wishers at the traditional starting point on Kelvin Way, before the taxis embark on their colourful expedition through Glasgow’s city centre through the southside before heading to Ayrshire.
Supporters include main backers Glasgow Taxis Ltd as well as the Celtic FC Foundation and Optical Express.
Most of the drivers decorate their taxis and don fancy dress costumes, much to the delight of the children and people who line the route from Glasgow to Troon.
Order of events:
Taxis will arrive at Kelvin Way from 9.30am
Representatives from main supporter Glasgow Taxis Ltd and donor Celtic FC Foundation will arrive from 10.00am approx. Representatives include Stephen Flynn, Vice Chair of Glasgow Taxis Ltd and Tom Boyd, Celtic FC Foundation
The Butchershop Bar & Grill are providing complimentary rolls & sausage for spectators and participants on Kelvin Way
Police Scotland pipe band will make its way down Kelvin Way at 10:15am approx.
Following the pipe band, judging parties will select the best dressed taxi – Baillie James Scanlon from the Lord Provost’s office will also be in attendance
Optical Express sponsored balloons will be released between 10:30am and 10:45am
Taxis will leave from Kelvin Way between 10:30am and 10:45am and make their way to Troon via Glasgow’s west end, city centre and the southside with help from a fleet of 13 police motorcycle outriders.
Taxis will arrive in Troon at approx. 12.30pm