Pets win prizes

Pets win prizes. (l-r) Julie Davis, Margaret Green shop manager in Winton, Fiona Harwood from Yellow Buses and Jenni Wilkinson, Margaret Green commercial manager.

Dorset’s oldest animal rescue centre is the latest recipient of a donation from the joint Yellow Buses/ Daily Echo Carbon Stoppers initiative.

Margaret Green Animal Rescue received £200 which will go towards its work caring for a variety of rescued pets.

The Carbon Stoppers initiative 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.

Jenni Wilkinson from the animal charity received the cheque at its shop in Wimborne Road, Winton.

She said: “It’s a perfect partnership, many of our shop staff and volunteers travel by bus and we’d like to encourage our customers to use the bus too.

“There is a bus stop right by the shop, making it so much easier to carry bargains home”.

The charity, based in Church Knowle, rehomes 1,300 animals a year; from rabbits and cats to donkeys and horses. And it relies on donations to operate.

Fiona Harwood from Yellow Buses said: “We try and donate to local good causes and Margaret Green Animal Rescue is a long-standing Dorset charity.

“It does amazing work caring for homeless, abandoned, neglected and mistreated animals.”



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About Yellow Buses:

Yellow Buses operates a fleet of 131 buses and 18 coaches with a staff of 430. It carries just under 15m passengers a year with its vehicles operating nearly five million miles across the Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and East Dorset area. Yellow Buses is part of RATP Group, the world’s fifth largest public transport provider.


RATP Dev is a RATP group subsidiary set up in 2002 to export the Group’s operation and maintenance knowhow outside the historic network operated by RATP in the Paris region. RATP Dev now operates in 15 countries on four continents (United Kingdom, France, Italy, Switzerland, Algeria, Morocco, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, India, China, South Korea, the Philippines, the USA and Brazil). In 2015 RATP Dev generated revenue of more than 1.1 billion euros.

RATP group

With 14 million passengers every day worldwide, RATP group is the fifth largest urban transport operator in the world. The multimodal network operated by RATP in the Paris region, with its 14 metro lines (including two driverless lines), two regional express network (RER) lines, seven tramway lines, 350 bus lines and shuttle services catering to the region’s two international airports, is the largest of its kind 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 transport mode (metro, regional train, tramway and bus) and develop innovative services to promote mobility such as passenger information, electronic ticketing, pricing and customer marketing. The automation of Paris metro’s Line 1, which was completed at the end of 2012, is a world first and once again has demonstrated the ability of RATP group to complete particularly complex projects.

RATP group has a workforce of nearly 60,000 worldwide and in 2015 generated revenue of 5,556 million euros.