LB Connect charity donation



A Leighton Buzzard based charity received a welcome boost this week after being presented with a cheque for well over £1,000 from local businesses.


LB Connect, the town’s newest business networking group, raised the money through social events, raffles and from its own non-profit policy whereby surplus funds are given to a local charity.


Buzzer Buses, which operates a fleet of eight brightly coloured vehicles throughout the area for the elderly and disabled community, was LB Connect’s inaugural chosen charity for its first year.


At LB Connect’s breakfast meeting held at The Ship Inn, Wing Road, chairman Bob Chandler handed a cheque worth £1,147.63 to Tony Betley, Treasurer for Buzzer Buses.


“It has been a particularly tough year for Buzzer Buses, especially since we took on our eighth vehicle but have had no additional funding from Central Beds Council,” said Mr Betley. “Donations like this are extremely welcome and we are very grateful to LB Connect for supporting us this year.”


In addition to the cheque, Buzzer Buses was given a cash box containing £65 raised by the customers of MK Tyres.


The group’s chosen charity for its second year will be announced shortly.


On 1 September, LB Connect recorded £140,000 worth of business by direct referrals within the group since its launch a year previously. This figure does not take into account second and third generation referrals, which would greatly add to this total.


For further information about this expanding business networking group, visit the LB Connect website:

Some of the LB Connect memebers with Buzzer Buses representative