Tasty treat as CRUMBS receives Carbon Stoppers donation

A DISABILITY training charity which runs a popular cafe in Boscombe is £200 better off thanks to Carbon Stoppers.



Tasty treat: Yellow Buses’ Sally Spicer (third left) presents the £200 Carbon Stopper donation to Doug Eyre, Chairman of the CRUMBS’ trustees (second right) watched by Lorraine Dabner, Chief Executive, and cafe assistants Darrel Rowley and Michael Slack.

The CRUMBS Project is the latest charity to benefit from the joint Yellow Buses/Daily Echo initiative.

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.

Since the scheme was launched in 2008 a total of £10,200 has been presented to 44 charities and good causes.

CRUMBS supports adults with learning disabilities, mental health issues, stabilised addiction or head injuries.

It helps them lead more independent lives through training and employment opportunities including the CRUMBS cafe in Christchurch Road, Boscombe.

Founded in 1996, CRUMBS also offers a sandwich delivery service, buffet service and tuck box service to local businesses and organisations throughout the area.

Doug Eyre, Chairman of the trustees, described the Carbon Stoppers’ donation as “fantastic.”

He added: “We’re very encouraged that CRUMBS was chosen to receive this money and the interest shown by the Echo and Yellow Buses in our activities.”

Apart from the The CRUMBS Project, other Carbon Stopper recipients over the last five 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, Bournemouth & Poole Bipolar Self-Help Group, The Gunstone Trust, Wimborne in Bloom, Bournemouth Young Carers, BCHA, Avonbourne College’s Shelley Project, La Leche League, Seabrook Seals Open Water Swimming Group, Poole and District Children’s Cancer Fund, Who Let The Dad’s Out and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.