Yellows and Echo back poppy appeal

The Poppy Appeal has received a donation of £300 thanks to Yellow Buses and the Daily Echo.

Royal British Legion appeal organiser Wayne Morris visited the bus company to receive the cheque.

The Carbon Stoppers initiative is run by Yellow Buses and 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.

Yellow Buses is also displaying poppies on its fleet and has collecting tins at its headquarters and in its office in Bournemouth square.

Fiona Harwood from Yellow Buses said: “We always support the Poppy Appeal and display poppies on our buses.

“We have a number of veterans who work for us and we always ask our drivers to pull over for a minute at 11am on November 11 where it is practicably possible.”

Wayne Morris said; “We are very grateful for the continued support of Yellow Buses and for their passengers who give so generously.”

The Royal British Legion is asking the nation to ‘Rethink Remembrance’ by recognising the sacrifices made by the armed forces, past and present.

By wearing a poppy, people aren’t just remembering the fallen, but supporting a new generation of veterans and service personnel that needs support.