A CHILDREN’S cancer charity is the latest good cause to receive a cash boost from Carbon Stoppers.
The Joe Glover Trust was set up in memory of Joe Glover who died in 2006 at the age of eight from Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
The charity supports children with cancer and their families, together with specialist children’s cancer units, across Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, West Sussex, Wiltshire and the Channel Islands.
Financial assistance is provided for families to help with the additional costs of caring for a child on cancer treatment. A total of 76 grants have been awarded this year with 20 per cent going to families in Dorset.
The Joe Glover Trust has now received a £200 cheque from Carbon Stoppers, the joint initiative launched by Yellow Buses and the Daily Echo six years ago.
Alex Waltham, Fundraising Coordinator, said: “We’re a small charity and every donation we receive makes a real difference.
“We’re really grateful to the Daily Echo and Yellow Buses for choosing us. It means a lot.”
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 more than £14,000 has been presented to 57 charities and good causes.