A CHARITY which runs social clubs for older people is the latest good cause to benefit from Carbon Stoppers.
Brendoncare operates about 70 successful clubs in Hampshire and Dorset including ten in Bournemouth and Poole.
Members have the chance to meet new friends, enjoy club outings and have a variety of entertainment. Free transport is provided for those who need it.
Pensioners at Winton Friendship Club broke into applause when it was announced that Brendoncare was to be presented with a £200 Carbon Stoppers cheque.
Community Fundraiser Lisa Fletcher received the donation from Sally Spicer, Yellow Buses’ Marketing Assistant.
Lisa said: “This is an absolutely fantastic donation and we’re very grateful.
“The money will go towards paying for transport, hiring halls and providing regular entertainment. It will be well spent.”
Carbon Stoppers was jointly launched by Yellow Buses – named Shire Operator of the Year in the 2009 and 2010 UK Bus Awards – and the Daily Echo two years ago.
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 with Echo readers invited to nominate worthy recipients.
To date a total of £5,520 has been presented to 23 local charities and good causes.
Apart from Brendoncare, other Carbon Stopper recipients over the last two years 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, PHA-UK, Bournemouth Concert Brass, Everyman, East Dorset Alzheimer’s Society, Dorset Rape Crisis Line and Fernheath Play Association.