Yellow Buses has given a boost to Wave 105’s mission to collect Christmas presents for disadvantaged children – through its Carbon Stoppers initiative.
The bus company handed over presents worth £200 for the radio station’s Mission Christmas 2016 appeal.
Carbon Stoppers is a joint Yellow Buses /Daily Echo initiative that has handed out nearly £20,000 to charities and good causes since its launch in 2008.
Each week the Yellow Buses holds a ‘Thank You Thursday’ when every trip taken by passengers on the day contributes to a separately administered Community Chest.
Wave 105 received a visit from Fiona Harwood of Yellow Buses during a broadcast from Sainsbury’s at Castlepoint in Bournemouth where shoppers were donating presents.
Fiona said: “We are supporting this appeal and have a collection point at our town centre office.
“We are urging people to drop their toys off with us or through the numerous other collection points across the Wave 105 region.
“The Carbon Stoppers initiative is usually a cash donation but in this instance we are donating toys for disadvantaged children.”
Mission Christmas 2016 is in partnership with Foresters Financial™, an international financial services provider, orthodontist David Gale, and is supported by Pickfords and Sainsbury’s.
Wave 105 presenters Mark Collins and Andy Jackson were pleased to receive the donation from Yellow Buses.
Mark said: “Last year we collected thousands of presents and we know the generous public will dig deep again this year.
“We want to put a lot of smiles on a lot of children’s faces.”