published 15 Jun 2017
by Us in a Bus
in Fundraising category with
Did you know that the pound dates back to Anglo-Saxon England, around 700 AD, where it was equal to 240 silver pennies or one pound weight of silver? One pound notes were then introduced by the Bank of England for the first time in 1797 and continued in various paper designs until 1983 when the first round £1 coin was introduced.
Thirty four years later and the round £1 coin has been replaced by a new 12-sided £1 coin so the old coin will lose its legal tender status at midnight on 15 October 2017.
Us in a Bus is issuing a challenge to anybody, or any company, out there who would like to join us in collecting old round £1 coins in the 16 weeks running up to 15 October. This will help us raise £1,000 towards delivering 1,000 Interactive Sessions in 16 weeks for people who have profound learning disabilities and complex needs. These are people who find any form of communication a huge challenge and can often be ‘difficult to reach’. The challenge starts on 25 June and ends on 15 October 2017.
If you would like to sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org, giving your name and postal address so we can send you a cardboard money box to make your £1 coin collection much easier! So don’t delay, sign up today and make a huge difference to a great number of people living in our communities.