A BOURNEMOUTH brass band is rightly blowing its own trumpet after receiving a £250 Carbon Stoppers donation.
Bournemouth Concert Brass is the latest good cause to benefit from the innovative scheme, run by Yellow Buses (YB) in conjunction with the Daily Echo.
A total of £4,300 has now been donated to local charities and support groups thanks to Carbon Stoppers.
The latest cheque was presented to Ken Taken, Chairman of Bournemouth Concert Brass, by Jon Galpin, YB’s Marketing Assistant.
It will go towards covering the cost of the band’s participation in the finals of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain in Harrogate this September.
It is the fourth time in the last six years that Bournemouth Concert Brass has made it through to the finals.
Mr Taken said: “We’re very grateful to Yellow Buses and the Echo for this wonderful donation.”
Carbon Stoppers was jointly launched by Yellow Buses – named Shire Operator of the Year at the 2009 UK Bus Awards – and the Daily Echo in 2008.
Each week Yellow Buses holds a ‘Thank You Thursday’ when every trip taken on the day contributes to a separately administered Community Chest.
Yellow Buses 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.
Apart from Bournemouth Concert Brass, other good causes to benefit include Bournemouth Talking Newspaper, Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance, Cherry Tree Nursery, Life Education Wessex, Hospital Radio Bedside, Waggy Tails Rescue, Bournemouth People First, Nile 20, Rebound Gym Club, Caring Canines, Pink Champagne Dragon Boat Team, S.P.R.I.N.G, Bournemouth Food Bank, Help & Care, thehub Goes Global, 2 Close Together and PHA-UK.