AIMCommunity works with youngsters between the ages of seven and nineteen and was started eight years ago.
From small beginnings it has grown into a charity that supports between 500 and 600 students a week during term time.
Carbon Stoppers is a joint Yellow Buses /Daily Echo initiative that has handed out over £15,000 to charities and good causes since its launch in 2008.
Each week the Yellows hold a ‘Thank You Thursday’ when every trip taken by passengers on the day contributes to a separately administered Community Chest.
The charity’s project leader Richard Newland received a cheque for £200 from Jenni Wilkinson, Yellows’ Head of Marketing and Customer Excellence.
Richard said: “Through our unique approach we work with hundreds of young people each week across 15 community and school locations.
“We rely on donations and the money from Carbon Stoppers will help us to continue our work with the region’s young.”
Jenni Wilkinson said: “We are strong supporters of the arts and have a gallery bus and poetry bus in service.
“This charity aims to give young people a chance, especially with creative arts, and we know what an amazing job they do.”
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About Yellow Buses:
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About RATP Dev:
RATP Dev is the RATP Group subsidiary established in 2002 to export the group’s operation and maintenance know-how outside the historic network operated by RATP in the Paris region. RATP Dev now operates in 14 countries on four continents (United Kingdom, France, Italy, Switzerland, Algeria, Morocco, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, the USA, Brazil, India, China, South Korea and the Philippines). In 2015, RATP Dev is scheduled to generate revenue exceeding €1 billion.
About RATP Group:
With nearly 14 million daily passengers worldwide, RATP Group is the fifth largest urban transport operator in the world. With its 14 metro lines (including two driverless lines), two regional express rail lines, seven tramway lines and 350 bus lines, the multimodal network operated by RATP in the Paris region is the largest in the world to be managed by a single company.
RATP Group can devise, design and implement infrastructure development projects, operate and maintain networks irrespective of the mode of transport (metro, regional train, tramway and bus) and develop innovative services to promote mobility (including passenger information, remote ticketing, pricing and customer marketing). The automation of Paris metro line 1, which was completed at the end of 2012 as a world first, once again demonstrated the ability of RATP Group to implement particularly complex projects.
RATP Group exports its know-how all over the world; in engineering through Systra, its subsidiary jointly owned with SNCF, in operations and maintenance via its RATP Dev subsidiary and in innovative services to promote mobility through its IXXI subsidiary.
RATP Group has a workforce of nearly 60,000 employees worldwide and in 2013 generated revenue of €5.14 billion.