Carbon Stopper donation helps keep Poole Lifeboat afloat

POOLE Lifeboat Station is the latest good cause to receive a donation from the  Yellow Buses/Daily Echo Carbon Stoppers scheme.

Andrew Smith Managing Director presents the Carbon Stoppers Donation

Andrew Smith, Yellow Buses’ Managing Director, stepped on board Poole’s Tyne class lifeboat ‘City of Sheffield’ to present a cheque for £200.

Poole was the South-West’s second busiest lifeboat station last year with 99 ‘shouts’.

It currently has 33 volunteer crew members, including trainees, as well as a number of volunteer officials.

“You do a fantastic job and it’s a real pleasure to present you with this money on behalf of Daily Echo readers and our bus passengers,” Mr Smith said.

Anne-Marie Clark, Poole’s volunteer press officer, said the Carbon Stoppers’ donation would help pay for training.

“We rely totally on voluntary donations so this money will quite literally go towards keeping us afloat and saving lives at sea,” she added.

Carbon Stoppers was launched by Yellow Buses and the Daily Echo six 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 £13,110 has been presented to 53 charities and good causes.