Old Pounds for New Life

Organisers of a Cornish charity are asking everyone to empty their pockets, check down the back of the sofa and shake out the contents of their piggy banks to seek out any old pound coins that might still be lurking.

With the old pound coins no longer being legal tender, The Cornwall Birth and Baby Appeal have teamed up with high street branches of Barclays Bank across Cornwall to encourage the donation of old pounds coins to benefit the appeal – raising funds for the Neonatal and Maternity Units at Royal Cornwall Hospital.

“We are sure that many people will have missed the deadline to spend their pounds and we are hoping that they might choose to support the appeal with the spare pound coins they still have lurking in various places!” Said Karen Murrish, Fundraising Manager for Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity.

Estimates suggest that there are still over £400 million of old pound coins that are yet to be returned.

“You could do a quick whip round with work colleagues or among your friends and family and see how many pounds you can uncover – of course we will also accept any other coins or notes at the same time! We are very grateful to Barclays Bank for their support of this campaign,” Ms Murrish added.

The following branches of Barclays bank have special buckets to receive your donations: Penzance, St Ives, Hayle, Falmouth, Helston, Camborne, Redruth, Truro, Newquay and St Austell.
Anyone not able to get to the bank wanting to donate is asked to contact Karen Murrish, Fundraising Manager on 01872 252858 or email karen.murrish@nhs.net.

Added on October 17, 2017, in News - BABA