Seven London cabbies have joined together on a one year fundraising mission to lose over 40 stones before climbing Mount Kilimanjaro…

The cabbies volunteer for The Taxi Charity and want to raise £20,000 to support the excellent work the charity does to support veterans.

Brian Heffernan, 53, says of the challenge: “I’ve driven many miles for the charity, I’ve jumped out of a plane for the charity, I’m now going to climb for the charity.”

You can follow the guys’ progress on Twitter via @cabbiesdokili and donate here.

The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans was formed in Fulham in 1948, to work for the benefit, comfort and enjoyment of military veterans and arranges many trips every year for veterans from all conflicts.