July 14th, 2012 by Les Bourgs Hospice
Unwanted foreign notes can now be donated to Les Bourgs Hospice through the Connie the Cow fundraising initiative.
“Everyone comes back from holiday with a few spare notes which aren’t worth changing back into sterling and sit idle in a drawer. However, when BATIF lumps them together they will make meaningful amounts to exchange.”
“This is a great way for islanders to donate to Les Bourgs and have a clear out at the same time,” said campaign organiser Helen O’Meara.
“All islanders need to do is pop any leftover currency notes into an envelope or little plastic bag and then into the same Cash Cow Carton that they are using for their sterling coins then hand them in at any NatWest or Guernsey Post branch in the normal way.”
Mrs O’Meara said this new initiative would not have been possible without NatWest and BATIF.
“Obviously we’re grateful to all of the sponsors who have given so much to ensure that Connie raises as much money as possible for Les Bourgs but a special thanks must go to the staff at NatWest and BATIF for agreeing to this extra step to help us raise a few pounds more,” she said.
‘We’re asking for all cartons to be returned to any NatWest or Guernsey Post branch by the end of July 2012.”
“It doesn’t matter whether they are full, half full or just have a few coins in, literally every penny raised will go to the Les Bourgs Redevelopment Appeal. So far, the returned cartons have raised more than £16,000.”
Jill Thomas, head of retail and BATIF at Guernsey Post, said that they were delighted to find another way for people to fill their Connie the Cow Cartons.
“We’re sure that there must be hundreds of pounds in foreign currency sitting forgotten about in cupboards and drawers across the Bailiwick.”
“Adding this unwanted currency to your Connie the Cow Carton is an easy way to raise money for this fantastic organisation which does so much for islanders.”
The initiative has been sponsored by the Guernsey Dairy, Guernsey Post, NatWest and G4S with additional support from The Partnership and Liquid which ensures that every penny raised will go towards the Redevelopment Appeal