BUS company Arriva has given £2,000 to two charities.

The firm has given £1,000 each to its 2003 charity of the year, Macmillan Cancer Relief, and Encams, the charity behind Eco-Schools, Europe's largest environmental programme for children.

Ken Clarke, managing director of Wakefield-based Arriva said: "We are delighted to be able to support the fantastic work of our community partners, Encams and Macmillan Cancer Relief.

"As part of our Going your Way campaign we held a children's bus art competition and a one-day car amnesty in aid of the charities.

"The response to both was overwhelming."

The company gave money to the charities for each entry in its poster campaign and for each customer using its car amnesty.

Under the scheme, members of the public were given a free bus ticket for a journey they would normally make by car.