The Bopper Bus is a community initiative operated by volunteers that takes children aged between 8 and 16 from villages around Bridport and the Marshwood Vale to the Bridport Leisure centre on Friday evening in term time. The Leisure Centre organises a wide range of activities for Bopper Bus members in the sports hall, followed by a swimming session. The children also have the opportunity to share a snack and a chat before the bus returns them home.
The bus has been running for over twelve years with help from many organisations, including local parish councils, the district and town councils, The Chideock Trust, The Bridport Lions and local businesses and individuals. The Committee organise Sponsored Walks and regularly have stalls at Charmouth and Chideock Fayres but we now need more help to keep the wheels turning in 2015/16 and are appealing to local businesses, organisations and individuals for financial help.
If you are a local business, why not sponsor a seat on the bus for £20? We can’t promise a brass plaque, but will send you a certificate to display in your premises. The Bopper Bus team asks supporters to send a cheque, made payable to The Bopper Bus Organisation, to Lyn Crisp, Bopper Bus treasurer, Farmers Arms, Mill Lane, Chideock, DT6 6JS. Please also note we are one of the lucky recipients of the Waitrose Green Token Scheme in September so please support us with your green tokens.