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Daily Echo-backed Carbon Stoppers boosts Sparkle Appeal
5:00pm Monday 13th January 2014 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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