A volunteer driver charity, that has seen its bookings increase fourfold since the rollout of the vaccine appointments, has launched an appeal called ‘Fuel Injection’.

Inspired by the Brighton based ‘Cabs 4 Jabs’ campaign, the appeal will part-fund taxi journeys for people (unable to use public transport) when the Havens Community Cars volunteer drivers are fully booked.

Chair of Trustees, Paula Woolven, said “the demand for our services skyrocketed in January when the first injections were given to those over 80 – many of whom did not have the mobility to use public transport and who had no other options to get to the centres in Brighton or Eastbourne. This week, the only other Community Transport organisation in the District offering transport support, CTLA, had to temporarily halt their services due to a C19 outbreak and we are now attempting to fit many clients who would have used their minibuses in with our amazing volunteer car drivers.”

Brighton and Hove Bus and Coach Company have supported the appeal with a grant donation to Havens Community Cars of £250.

You can donate to the appeal at:

Havens Community Cars can be called on 01273 918226 or emailed at havenscommcar@gmail.com – the office hours are Monday to Friday 9am-1pm. Leave a message outside these hours or follow the answerphone emergency number instructions.