Apr 072015

Antony Carpen, founder of Be the change – Cambridge presented the Mayor of Cambridge, Cllr Gerri Bird with a cheque for ¬£250 at the launch of Stagecoach’s new commuter bus service from the Trumpington Park & Ride stop to Cambridge railway station.

Antony Carpen, founder of Be the change - Cambridge, presenting the a cheque to the Mayor of Cambridge

Antony Carpen, founder of Be the change РCambridge, presenting the a cheque to the Mayor of Cambridge. Photo: Richard Fullerton 

One of the features of the Be the change – Cambridge project was that 5% of the total contributions (both in cash & kind) would be allocated to two local charities – The Dosoco Foundation and Disability Cambridgeshire – the latter being one of the Mayor’s two charities for her term of office.

The Mayor, who has been one of the strongest supporters of our project, tweeted:

“Thank you for my baby [dragon fairy] and the cheque for one of my charities!”

The small dragon fairy soft toy was a personal gift of thanks from Antony, which is a small replica of his social media newsfeed avatar, Puffles the dragon fairy. Antony Carpen said:

“I wanted Be the change – Cambridge to recognise the vital work our local charities and community groups do in & around our city. I nominated one organisation close to my heart – the Dosoco Foundation which supports music activities in Cambridgeshire. I invited the Mayor of Cambridge to nominate the second.”

Antony presented Dosoco Foundation founder, and Musical Director of the Dowsing Sound Collective, Andrea Cockerton with a cheque for ¬£250 just before the start of the ‘Lungjam’ on 01 April at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. This event celebrated the launch of the new Cambridge Live Trust, with over 1,000 people taking the opportunity to join in singing along to some well-known songs played by the collective.


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