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st wilfrids burgess hill schoolNovel fundraising idea for new equipment at St Wilfrid’s Catholic Primary School

6th October 2014

St Wilfrid’s Catholic Primary School PTA known as ‘The Friends of St Wilfrid’s’ has come up with a novel way of raising funds to provide ‘that little bit’ extra for the children and the community which they might not otherwise have, without asking people to put their hand in their pocket or the complication of collecting clothes or old bric-a-brac to sell.

Many people have some old foreign currency, either notes or coins and perhaps some old UK or Irish decimal coins. It sits in pots and drawers and is unlikely to be used again especially if it is from countries where the currency has become the Euro. Old USA $1 dollar bills and quarters are left over from that trip to Disney and the family have now grown and are unlikely to visit the states again.

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The School want all worldwide current currency in notes or coins and any of the older currency such as the German Marks, Spanish Pesetas, old UK shillings, old UK decimal coins including Ireland, Channel Islands, Scotland, Isle of Man and £5/£2 coins. Old half or full crowns and silver or brass coloured 3 pence can also be exchanged. You can even donate old Farthings and Pennies 1d or 1/2d. The coins and small notes cannot be exchanged in the UK and old Spanish Pesetas cannot be spent in Spain so they are of little value to anyone.

The school can turn your old money into a valuable donation. It is estimated that there is £100 million in old or foreign coins across the UK that can be used for good causes so dig out yours and get it to the school today.

If your business would like to take out a collection to help, please get in touch with The Friends of St Wilfrid’s for free collection leaflets and posters.
email: stwilfridsfriends@gmail.com or contact Karen on 07748 491664.

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