Ground-breaking Carbon Stoppers hits new £7,000 milestone

CARBON Stoppers has passed a new milestone.

Carbonstoppers Milestone

Milestone: Bus drivers and training staff at Yellow Buses celebrate the latest donation to Everyman.

Male cancer charity Everyman has become the 30th good cause to receive a donation since the ground-breaking scheme was launched three years ago.

More than £7,000 has now been distributed thanks to the joint Yellow Buses and Daily Echo initiative.

Everyman is the UK’s leading prostate and testicular cancer campaign.

Each year 39,000 men are affected by prostate and testicular cancer.

Everyman was launched by The Institute of Cancer Research in 1997 to boost awareness of the cancers as well as raise funds for vital research.

Bus drivers joined training staff at Yellow Buses’ Yeomans Way depot to celebrate the £300 Everyman donation.

The sum included proceeds from a special Carbon Stoppers day to mark Father’s Day in June.

Jenni Wilkinson, Yellow Buses’ Head of Marketing, said: “Our thanks to our marvellous passengers for supporting Carbon Stoppers. It’s made a real difference to many good causes in our local community.”

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.

Apart from Everyman, other Carbon Stopper recipients over the last three 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, Fernheath Play Association, Brendoncare, Diverse Abilities Plus, Coping with CHAOS, Dorset ME Support Group, Somerford Children’s Centre, Springbourne Family Centre and LV=Streetwise.