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Southend day out for kids thanks to taxi drivers

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A group of around 300 kids from London spent a sunny day in Southend today thanks to a group of taxi drivers from the capital.

It's an annual event organised by the London Taxi drivers Fund for Underprivileged Children.

The children, who either have special needs or are from underprivileged backgrounds, were taken to the seaside by taxi drivers from the capital, as part of the scheme which has been running for 80 years.

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The taxis arrived in Southend in convoy decorated with balloons.

The kids spent most of the day on the rides at the Cliffs Pavillion and at Adventure Island.

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The taxi drivers give up their time for free but say they get their enjoyment from seeing the joy on the children's faces.

Next year the charity celebrates it's 90th birthday.