A CHARITY which arranges social and educational activities for Dorset children with Type 1 diabetes is £210 better off thanks to Carbon Stoppers.
Diabetic Children of Dorset East (DCODE) is supported by the paediatric diabetes team based in the children’s ward at Poole Hospital.
The multi-disciplinary team includes specialist paediatric diabetes doctors, nurses, psychologists and dietitians.
More than 200 children in the Bournemouth and Poole area have Type 1 diabetes.
The lifelong condition develops when insulin-producing cells in the body have been destroyed and the body is unable to produce insulin. It is treated by regular insulin injections or via a pump.
Activities organised by DCODE include an annual activity weekend and a Christmas party.
Children’s Dietitian Kirsty Horsley, who is also a member of the DCODE team,, said: “It’s so important that children and young people with Type 1 Diabetes have the opportunity to meet others with the same condition. Peer support is invaluable.
“We are very grateful to Carbon Stoppers for this donation which will cover the costs of a child attending our activity weekend.”
Carbon Stoppers was launched by Yellow Buses and the Daily Echo five years ago.
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 £12,450 has been presented to 50 charities and good causes.
Apart from DCODE, other Carbon Stopper recipients 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, Home-Start South East Dorset, AJ’s Funtime and the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation.