Taxi drivers out on the pull

Blackpool taxi drivers will be hauling three red white and blue taxis from the Tower to Squires Gate and back on the 1st July as part of the Armed Forces Week in the resort. Pictured preparing for the pull are L-R: Steve Buckley, Peter Kennerley, Les Hamer and Mark Sheehan.
Blackpool taxi drivers will be hauling three red white and blue taxis from the Tower to Squires Gate and back on the 1st July as part of the Armed Forces Week in the resort. Pictured preparing for the pull are L-R: Steve Buckley, Peter Kennerley, Les Hamer and Mark Sheehan.
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Cabbies will be getting out from behind the wheel on Sunday and using their own power to move their vehicles for a good cause.

This year’s annual taxi pull starts at 1pm on Sunday, at Blackpool Tower and the drivers are giving up their free time and energy to haul three taxis down the promenade by hand.

They will be going to the Pleasure Beach and then return back up to the Cenotaph with collection buckets.

Last year the taxi pull raised a grand total of £1,187 raised for the Fylde Ex-Service Liaison Committee, who help to look after ex-service personnel in and around the Fylde.

The event takes place every year as part of the Veterans Week celebrations.

Last year and in celebration of the Jubilee the drivers pulled three Hackney cabs in red, white and blue and raised £1,187 and the same cabs will be used again this time. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/pages/Blackpool-Taxi-Pull or search Twitter for @BPoolTaxiPull.

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