Good causes given a helping hand by Carbon Stoppers

Two more good causes are a combined £500 better off thanks to Carbon Stoppers.

Breastfeeding charity La Leche League and the Seabrook Seals Open Water Swimming Group are the latest to benefit from the joint Daily Echo/Yellow Buses initiative.

La Leche League

Boost: Sally Spicer (right) and Caitlin Beck of Yellow Buses present a £300 cheque to La Leche representatives Sue Stockwell, Lucinda Holman and her daughter Isabella, four.

La Leche League helps mothers to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information and education.

It also promotes a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and the mother.

Volunteer Sue Stockwell said the £300 Carbon Stoppers donation would help towards the running costs of holding weekly meetings at Hamworthy Library as well as help pay for training materials.

“This is a very generous donation and we’re very grateful,” she said.

Seabrook Seals Open Water Swimming Group

In the swim: Jenni Wilkinson, Yellow Buses’ Head of Marketing, presents a £200 cheque to Seabrook Seals Open Water Swimming Group.

Bournemouth-based Seabrook Seals Open Water Swimming Group is organising a swim across the English Channel by a six-strong female team in September 2013.

Proceeds from the swim will go to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.

Group member Emma Christison said: “The £200 cheque is fantastic. Thank you Carbon Stoppers and thank you Daily Echo and Yellow Buses.”

Each week Yellow Buses holds 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 £9,480 has been presented to 40 good causes.

The donation to La Leche League included a special Carbon Stoppers day on Mothering Sunday, March 18.

Apart from La Leche League and Seabrook Seals Open Water Swimming Group, 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, Wimborne in Bloom, Bournemouth Young Carers, BCHA and Avonbourne College’s Shelley Project..