Baby and toddler group helped by Carbon Stoppers

A POOLE baby and toddler group is £200 better off thanks to Carbon Stoppers.

Good cause: Racheal Peck (right) of AJ's Funtime receives the £200 Carbon Stoppers' donation from Fiona Harwood-Smith of Yellow Buses.

Good cause: Racheal Peck (right) of AJ’s Funtime receives the £200 Carbon Stoppers’ donation from Fiona Harwood-Smith of Yellow Buses.

AJ’s Funtime is the latest good cause to receive a donation from the joint Yellow Buses/Daily Echo initiative.

The group meets every Tuesday at Poole Methodist Church in the High Street from 2 to 3.30pm during term time, attracting around 20 youngsters each week.

It was founded in March 2012 following the sad death of Archie John, the four month old son of one of the founding members, Racheal Peck.

Racheal, who chairs the AJ’s Funtime organising committee, said: “This is an absolutely wonderful donation which will make a real difference. Thank you so much.”

Each week Yellow Buses holds a ‘Thank You Thursday’ when every trip taken by passengers 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 Carbon Stoppers was launched in 2008 a total of £11,950 has been presented to 49 charities and good causes.

Apart from AJ’s Funtime, 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, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, The CRUMBS Project in Boscombe, Amelia-Grace Rainbow Fund, Pictures of Success, Mothers That Care, The Jon Egging Trust and Home-Start South East Dorset.