On 20 January Lancing resident, Major Ted Hunt, was taken to Lancing Parish Hall by The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans for his coronavirus injection.
London Black Cabbie and volunteer for the Taxi Charity Mike Hughes, took Major Ted, accompanied by his daughter in law Linda Hunt, for his vaccination.
Major Ted was welcomed at Lancing Parish Hall by Tim Loughton MP for East Worthing and Shoreham.
Mr Loughton said: “It was an honour to meet Major Ted at the vaccination centre in Lancing, fresh from having his jab. He said to refuse a vaccine was like crossing the road without looking both ways first – I don’t think I could put it better myself! Fantastic to meet him and to witness the brilliant hard work of everyone involved with the vaccine rollout. I’m incredibly grateful to ‘The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans’ for arranging this visit for Major Ted and countless other veterans. Thank you.”
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.
The charity offers international trips to The Netherlands, Belgium and France, UK day trips to concerts or museums, transport to attend fundraising events, as well as special days out to catch up with friends and comrades.
To fund and facilitate these outings, the charity is wholly reliant on generous donations from members of the public, businesses and trusts and the amazing group of London licensed taxi drivers who offer their time and vehicles free.