Poole Forum receives Carbon Stoppers donation

Poole Forum received a donation from the Yellow Buses/Daily Echo Carbon stoppers initiative. Terri Hignett (fr right) from the Yellows and Kimberley Fields (far left) from the forum with some of its members.

Poole Forum, which is a self-advocacy group for adults with learning disabilities, has received a £200 donation from the joint Yellow Buses/Daily Echo Carbon Stoppers initiative.

Poole Forum is situated at Ashley Road and runs the Go Forum group which meets regularly at Poole College. The Forum has more than 500 members across the borough.

Carbon Stoppers 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.

Kimberley Fields from Poole Forum said: “We’re a self-advocacy group for adults with learning disabilities and rely on donations.

“We aim to help or members be independent, have more choice and control and to be included in the community.

“This money will help us fund our newsletter which allows us to communicate with all our members.”

Terri Hignett from Yellow Buses said: “Many of the forum’s members use Yellow Buses to get around so this was an obvious charity to help.

“The initiative helps small, local charities and Poole Forum does great work within our community.”



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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.