No fee for repro - please credit Paul Sherwood 35 MILLION EURO IN LOOSE CHANGE FOR IRISH CHARITIES!  National Coin Week 2nd Ð 8th November 2015  As The Central Bank rolls out the rounding of 1c and 2c coins this Wednesday, October 28th, 'Change for Charity' is launching ÒNational Coin WeekÓ where the people of Ireland are being asked to donate their coppers to this campaign.  There are over Û35 MILLION of these coins in peopleÕs homes and offices in bottles and jars which will soon be of no use to anyone, so the ÒChange For CharityÓ campaign is encouraging people to put these coins to good use during 'National Coin Week' which takes place from 2nd - 8th of November.  The campaign has over 3,000 collection receptacles all over the country in schools, shops and banks. Every AIB and BANK OF IRELAND branch has a receptacle - thereÕs no need to queue, count or sort your coins, simply drop them into one of the collection units in any branch nationwide.  The proceeds of the campaign will be divided between a number of charities Ð the Irish Heart Foundation, St Francis Hospice, Our LadyÕs Hospice & Care Services, and Gaisce Ð The President's Awards. However, NO-ONE is excluded - in addition to these charities, another strand of income is being reserved for smaller charities, community projects and youth groups, who would like to apply for smaller amounts of funding but donÕt have the resources to be involved in the overall project.  Currently, there are 47 charities on a waiting list for funding but 'Change for Charity' will only be in a position to help these charities if the whole country gets behind this campaign during NATIONAL COIN WEEK and brings their unwanted coppers to their collection units nationwide.  Pictured - Minister Jimmy Deenihan TD, Miriam OÕCallaghan,  Norma Smurfit, Barry Dempsey CEO Irish Heart Foundation


National  Coin  Week  2nd  – 8th  November  2015  

As  The  Central  Bank  rolls  out  the  rounding  of  1c  and  2c  coins  this  Wednesday,  October  28th,  ‘Change  for  Charity’  is  launching  National  Coin  Week  where the people  of  Ireland  are  being  asked  to  donate  their  coppers  to  this  campaign.    

There  are  over  €35 MILLION of  these coins  in people’s  homes  and  offices  in  bottles  and  jars  which  will  soon  be  of  no  use  to  anyone,  so  the  ‘Change for Charity’ campaign is  encouraging  people  to  put  these  coins  to  good  use  during  ‘National  Coin  Week’  which  takes  place  from  2nd  – 8th  of  November.    

The  campaign  has  over  3,000  collection  receptacles  all  over  the  country  in  schools,  shops  and  banks.    Every  AIB  and  BANK  OF  IRELAND  branch  has  a  receptacle – there’s no  need  to  queue,  count  or  sort  your  coins,  simply  drop  them  into  one  of  the  collection  units  in  any  branch  nationwide.  

The  proceeds  of  the  campaign  will  be  divided  between  a  number  of  charities –  the  Irish  Heart  Foundation,  St Francis Hospice, Our Lady’s Hospice  &  Care  Services,  and  Gaisce – The  President’s  Awards.    However,  NO-ONE  is  excluded –  in  addition  to  these  charities,  another  strand  of  income  is  being  reserved  for  smaller  charities,  community  projects  and  youth  groups,  who  would  like  to  apply  for  smaller  amounts  of  funding  but  don’t  have  the  resources  to  be  involved  in  the  overall  project.  Currently,  there  are  47  charities  on  a  waiting  list  for  funding  but  ‘Change  for  Charity’  will  only  be  in  a  position  to  help  these  charities  if  the  whole  country  gets  behind  this  campaign  during  NATIONAL  COIN  WEEK  and  brings  their  unwanted  coppers  to  their  collection  units  nationwide.  

Imagine  what  an  achievement  it  would  be  if  we  could  all  bring  this  money  in  together  and  make  it  work  for Irish Charities. The government haven’t been able to do it, the Central Bank haven’t been able to do it, so lets see if we can MAKE a “Change for Charity” during National Coin Week, 2nd – 8th November. 

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