Bournemouth Young Carers given Carbon Stoppers’ boost

Bournemouth Young Carers

A GROUP that gives young carers a well-earned break is the latest to benefit from the Daily Echo/Yellow Buses Carbon Stoppers initiative.

Bournemouth Young Carers works with young people who look after someone in their family with illness, disability or addiction.

It has just under 200 young people on its books ranging in age from five to 18 years.

The group, which is part of the Action for Children charity, is part funded by Bournemouth Borough Council but relies on donations for the rest of its money.

Sarah Norris, Co-ordinator of Bournemouth Young Carers, said the £250 Carbon Stoppers’ donation would help pay for days out to the likes of Avon Heath Country Park.

“We were amazed to be chosen and very grateful. The donation will make a real difference to our young carers,” she added.

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

The bus company has pledged a minimum donation of £50 per week to the Carbon Stoppers fund with Daily Echo readers invited to nominate worthy recipients. So far £8,580 has been presented to 35 good causes.

Apart from Bournemouth Young Carers other Carbon Stopper recipients over the last four 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, LV=Streetwise, Everyman, Vita Nova and Bournemouth & Poole Bipolar Self-Help Group, The Gunstone Trust and Wimborne in Bloom.