Did you know that you can help us to raise money by donating foreign coins and notes?
According to British Airways, Britain alone hordes foreign coins worth more than £30 million every year, because banks and bureaux de change won’t exchange them.
Our fundraising partner can turn your unused currency into much-needed funds allowing us to continue our mission of supporting every visually impaired person in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
How do I get involved?
By post: If you have a small amount of coins and notes (even obsolete currencies such as those replaced by the Euro), please request a pre-paid envelope below and send them to us free of charge.
Collection point: If you prefer not to send your money by post, please drop your currency off at the Sight Centre in Truro.
Home collection: If you have over 10kg of coins and notes, please call us on 01872 261110 to arrange a free local courier collection.
How to Package your Currency
Place all coins and notes together in a carrier bag and wrap it around itself tightly then secure with plenty of tape. Repeat this in a second carrier bag again with plenty of tape.
For 2kg or less place the wrapped currency in a jiffy style bag or small box which again should be sealed with tape on all openings and all edges!
For all weights above 2kg place the wrapped currency in a strong tight fitting box with any spare space filled with scrap paper or newspapers to stop any movement. Secure the box on all openings and all edges with plenty of tape! If in doubt, use more tape!