Berkhamsted taxi driver offers to take NHS staff to work for free

Mark has offered to help so the workers on the frontline

Monday, 27th April 2020, 1:25 pm
Updated Monday, 27th April 2020, 1:25 pm

A black cab driver from Berkhamsted is offering to take NHS, hospice or care home workers to work for free so they do not have to use public transport during the coronavirus pandemic.

Mark Twyman wants to help the workers on the frontline by taking them to and from work in his black cab, he has a separate passenger compartment and the taxi is sterile wiped and sprayed after each journey.

He said: "I'm a London taxi driver and with work going quiet I thought this is something that I could do to help those who still need to use taxis for essential travel.

Mark is offering to take NHS, hospice and care home workers to work for free

"I have been offering to take NHS workers, hospice workers and care home workers to work for free instead of them using public transport, to help minimise their contact with the public and help keep them safe during this difficult time.

"I have also been helping the elderly in Berkhamsted who need to go to the doctors or have to go to hospital appointments."

Mark has a Facebook page, Berko Black Cab, where people can get more information or contact him.

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.

In order for us to continue to provide high quality and trusted local news on this free-to-read site, I am asking you to also please purchase a copy of our newspaper when you do your weekly shop.

Our journalists are highly trained and our content is independently regulated by IPSO to some of the most rigorous standards in the world. But being your eyes and ears comes at a price.

So we need your support more than ever to buy our newspapers during this crisis.

With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our local valued advertisers - and consequently the advertising that we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you helping us to provide you with news and information by buying a copy of our newspaper.