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Cabbie Claire to climb mountain

24 January, 2020

AT just 4 feet 10 inches, Claire Zazzara is believed to be London’s shortest cabbie, but she has revealed that she has a very big challenge ahead.

The 46-year-old, who lives in Highgate, is among cab drivers planning to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania next month.

Ms Zazzara said: “I was seven stone when I started the knowledge [eight years ago] and I knew I needed to make a change to my sedentary lifestyle. Conquering a mountain is a daunting task but with the support of my family and the determination that sees me get through London traffic every day, I believe I can make this dream a reality.”

She is among members of the “Cabbies Do Kilimanjaro” group that is raising funds for the London Taxi Drivers’ Charity

Ms Zazzara added: “We cannot underestimate the enormity of the challenge we have signed up to. We want to raise over £7,500 for them and just like studying for the knowledge… giving up is not an option, we cabbies are a tough bunch.”

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