London cabbies aiming to drop 40 stone for charity climb

Seven London cab drivers are going on a fat to fit mission to lose 40 stone between them and then climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

The taxi drivers are doing this to both get fit and raise funds for the The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans which they all volunteer for.

They have a year to lose the weight and will be making the climb on 29 September 2019.

Brian Heffernan, Darren Parr, Roshan Varma, Paul Watts, Kevin Paul, John Dillane and Cliff Tyler will also be looking to shed some weight ahead of the climb.

The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans was founded in Fulham in 1948 and aims to support those who have served in the armed forces.

They offer international trips to Holland, Belgium and France, as well as day trips to venues around the UK, not to mention special events to allow veterans to catch up with friends.

You can follow their progress on Twitter: @cabbiesdokili

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