Carbon Stoppers supporting the community in West Howe


Moore Avenue Park Community Group

A WEST Howe community group is £200 better off thanks to Carbon Stoppers.

The Moore Avenue Park Community Group is the latest good cause chosen for the joint Yellow Buses/Daily Echo initiative.

Members will use the money to buy two banners which will help raise their profile, and also purchase plants that will attract butterflies.

Already the park has a meadow area and the group was keen to encourage more wildlife.

Jeff Coombs, chairman of the group, said: “We have a procession, carnival and fun day in June for the whole community and we really need the banners to advertise it.

“They will be re-usable so we can change the date on them every year.

“We also have an area of meadow in the park and with the money we will buy some more plants that will attract wildlife. We are very grateful to Carbon Stoppers, the money will really make a difference in our community.”

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 £13,760 has been presented to 56 charities and good causes.

Apart from the Moore Avenue Park Community Group, 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, John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation, DCODE; The Sparkle Appeal, Bournemouth Hospital Charity and Poole Lifeboat Station.