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Author: Age NI
Published on 24 July 2012 12:00 PM

If you’ve been abroad and have foreign currency left over, don’t let it gather dust – donate it to Age NI and we’ll put it to good use.

Have you returned from holiday with unwanted currency, or got old foreign coins and notes lying in the back of a drawer?

Visa Europe estimated that UK travellers amassed unused foreign currency worth more than £900m by the end of 2010. Some 64% of travellers return from abroad with foreign currency and this year the average holidaymaker is coming home with just over £28 in notes and coins. Just 5% of people change the money back into sterling. The rest stockpile it at home. Worse still, 17% admit they have thrown away the money on returning, rather than be lumbered with loose change. Only 4% donate it to charity.

Don’t let your old out of circulation coins and foreign coins languish in the back of a drawer. Donate them to Age NI. We can translate them into services to support older people.

We collect:

  • Notes and coins of any currency
  • Old European currency, including old British money, which is no longer valid.

How to collect money

  • Arrange a collection at work
  • Arrange a collection at your local school, college, university or church
  • Ask your local travel agent, bank or post office if they can place one of our collection tins next to their foreign currency desk.

Call us on 028 9024 5729 or email to request a collection tin.


Promote your collection with our Age NI Foreign Currency poster

How do I donate the money?

Drop it off at our office or post it to us at:

Fundraising Foreign Currency Appeal
Age NI
3 Lower Crescent

For more information: Call Age NI Advice: 0808 808 7575