BROMSGROVE’S Broad Street DIY has appealed to its customers to donate all their old foreign currencies as part of a fund-raising drive for Dodford Children’s Holiday Farm, writes Scarlett Brunning.
Standard currencies like Dollars and Euros are accepted, as are older or discontinued currencies such as Francs, Lira or Deutschmarks.
The shop will convert the currencies into sterling which will then be donated to the farm – its 2018 nominated charity.
Dodford Children’s Farm takes inner-city children and youngsters from special schools and nurseries, and gives them a taste and a chance to enjoy life outdoors on the farm.
According to a Daily Mirror report in 2017, on average, each household has the equivalent of £65 of unused foreign currencies in the back of their drawers or down the back of the sofa!
Lisa Childs, a director at DIY Broad Street, said: “Nearly everyone comes home from holiday with some coins which they can’t exchange at the bank, or a few low denomination notes which just aren’t worth exchanging.
“What better way to get rid of useless old change than by helping a local project such as this?”
The shop will accept foreign currency from Sunday, July 1, to September 30.
Call 01527 873555 for more information.