TAXI firms have received a boost to help take patients to get their coronavirus jabs.

Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club donated to the Cabs 4 Jabs scheme in the city.

Firms including City Cabs are part of the transport service, taking vulnerable and elderly people to sites to get the Covid-19 vaccination.

The Albion as One fund donated £1,000 to the scheme.

Seagulls chief executive Paul Barber said: “This is a brilliant scheme and just another example of the community coming together for one another.

“We are delighted to be able to give a donation which will go a long way to helping a lot of people.

“It’s a great scheme, and donations will really assist some of the most vulnerable people in our communities get their much-needed vaccines, and ultimately helping us keep moving towards a more normal way of daily life.”

City Cabs boss and Albion supporter Andy Cheesman added: “We are transporting the vulnerable, elderly and those with disabilities to the Brighton Racecourse Vaccination Centre in conjunction with the NHS and the charity Possibility People.

“Thanks to Brighton and Hove Albion for the kind donation and helping to raise awareness of the scheme. The money will be used for those in most need in the community to attend their vaccination appointment.”

Albion supporter Brett Mendoza is backing the scheme and has set up a Go Fund Me page to boost the scheme, visit