Clear out old cur­rency to help change lives

Glamorgan Gazette - - Your Views - Michael McIn­tyre Frank Greig, Com­mu­nity Fundrais­ing De­vel­op­ment Of­fi­cer, Guide Dogs Cymru

HAVE you ever chuck­led at Michael McIn­tyre’s comic di­a­tribe on the for­eign cur­rency that lurks in our kitchen draw­ers?

With spring ap­proach­ing, it’s a good time to clear out those ob­so­lete coins and notes.

The char­ity Guide Dogs is ap­peal­ing for do­na­tions of old French francs, Span­ish pe­se­tas, Dutch guilders, Ital­ian lira – any cur­rency is wel­come and could help us to run our vi­tal ser­vices.

It doesn’t have to be for­eign cur­rency, ei­ther. Old pen­nies or three­penny bits can be es­pe­cially valu­able to us, par­tic­u­larly if they were minted in key years. So clear out your clut­ter, and we’ll turn it into life-chang­ing cash. It costs £55,000 for the life­time of a guide dog, and we rely on do­na­tions to keep our ser­vices run­ning.

You can post coins and notes in a padded en­ve­lope to Guide Dogs, Eastern Busi­ness Park, St Mel­lons, Cardiff CF3 5EA, or sim­ply pop it into any Guide Dogs col­lect­ing box. For more in­for­ma­tion, ring our of­fice on 0345 143 0195 or email Cymru-mt@guide uk

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