Daily Echo-backed Carbon Stoppers boosts Sparkle Appeal

Cash boost: Peter Jennings receives the Carbon Stoppers donation to the Sparkle Appeal

Cash boost: Peter Jennings receives the Carbon Stoppers donation to the Sparkle Appeal

First published in News

THE Sparkle Appeal to raise money for new hydrotherapy facilities at the Victoria Education Centre is the latest to receive a donation from the Daily Echo-backed Carbon Stoppers scheme.

The Sparkle Appeal was launched in 2010 with the aim of raising £5 million to provide a new hydrotherapy pool and therapy centre at Victoria Education Centre in Poole.

More than half the target amount has been raised and the pool is now in use.

The senior section of Ferndown Forest Golf Club adopted the Sparkle Appeal as the captain's annual charity and approached Yellow Buses’ Carbon Stoppers appeal for a donation.

Peter Jennings, who is chairman of governors at the education centre and also a member of Ferndown Forest Golf Club, was presented with a £220 cheque by Sally Spicer of Yellow Buses.

He said: "We're very pleased to receive this money and thank Yellow Buses and the Daily Echo for choosing us."

Carbon Stoppers was launched by Yellow Buses and the Daily Echo five 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 £12,660 has been presented to 51 good causes.

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8:43pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Ophilum says...

What is carbon stoppers is it a new thing what ever does it mean i know it,s a charity but the name is ridiculous.
What is carbon stoppers is it a new thing what ever does it mean i know it,s a charity but the name is ridiculous. Ophilum
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8:58pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Daniel lashmar says...

it only up there because daily echo is fund that thing but i think it bit pointless. said it in best way without try to be rude.
it only up there because daily echo is fund that thing but i think it bit pointless. said it in best way without try to be rude. Daniel lashmar
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9:01pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Daniel lashmar says...

yellow buses should stop the ''Appeal'' as become to costly lately and late
yellow buses should stop the ''Appeal'' as become to costly lately and late Daniel lashmar
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1:31am Tue 14 Jan 14

looopylou79 says...

Thank you to the Daily Echo and Yellow Buses for the contribution towards the sparkle appeal. Just like others at the school once the therapy rooms are in place. My daughter would benefit from it, already she is enjoying the new swimming pool. Sparkle appeal is brilliant just like victoria education centre a first class school.
Thank you to the Daily Echo and Yellow Buses for the contribution towards the sparkle appeal. Just like others at the school once the therapy rooms are in place. My daughter would benefit from it, already she is enjoying the new swimming pool. Sparkle appeal is brilliant just like victoria education centre a first class school. looopylou79
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