Gymnasts jump for joy thanks to Carbon Stoppers

YOUNG gymnasts at a Bournemouth club are jumping for joy after becoming the latest good cause to benefit from the Carbon Stoppers scheme.

Rebound Gym Club, which operates several classes across the area for young people aged four to 20 years, has received a £250 cheque. The money will go towards paying for an inflatable air track.

Amanda Stock, Head Coach, said: “This is an absolutely fantastic donation and we’re very grateful to Transdev Yellow Buses and the Echo.”

Carbon Stoppers was jointly launched by Transdev Yellow Buses (TYB) and the Daily Echo last autumn.

Each week the bus company holds a ‘Thank You Thursday’ when every trip taken on the day contributes to a separately administered Community Chest.

TYB has pledged a minimum donation of £50 per week to the fund which is available to schools, community groups and good causes in its coverage area. Echo readers are invited to nominate worthy recipients.

Carbon Stoppers is believed to be the first initiative of its kind in the UK bus industry. It is heavily promoted on TYB’s buses, used by more than 13m passengers per annum, and its website.

TYB has guaranteed its involvement in the project until at least the end of this year. To date, a total of £2,250 has been raised.

Other good causes to benefit include Bournemouth Talking Newspaper, Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance, Cherry Tree Nursery, Life Education Wessex, Hospital Radio Bedside and Waggy Tails Rescue.

Jenni Wilkinson, TYB’s Head of Marketing, said: “We’re very proud of Carbon Stoppers which seems to have really caught the imagination of Echo readers and our passengers.”

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[Donation] Jumping for joy: Jenni Wilkinson, TYB’s Head of Marketing, and Amanda Stock, Rebound’s Head Coach, with some of the youngsters from the club.