Bournemouth Sea Cadets and Royal Marine Cadets received a boost to their funds thanks to Yellow Buses and the Daily Echo.
The bus company handed over £200 from its Carbon Stoppers initiative that is run jointly with the Echo and 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.
The cadets, who are based at King’s Park in the Phoebe Centre, are raising money for various things including a new mini bus.
Glyn Bayliss, Officer in Command, said: “We aim to develop youngsters using the ethos and morals of the navy.
“We aim to produce young leaders and man managers and all the training and qualifications the cadets undertake will count towards their wider education.
“Our cadets are aged between 10 and 18 and this money will be extremely useful as we are raising funds for some new transport.”
Terri Hignett from Yellow Buses said: “The cadets do great work in the community and raising funds for others but they have a few projects themselves.
“Hopefully this donation will help them achieve their targets.”