Local older people could benefit from your old pound coins which are no longer legal tender. Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland, is a local independent charity supporting vulnerable older people and the charity is asking if you would like to donate your old pound coins by dropping them in at any of their shops, centres or offices.
Donations will help local services for older people such as day-care centres, wellbeing activities and befriending and will support those who are most vulnerable and isolated.
Tony Donovan, Executive Director of Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland said: ‘If anyone would like to donate their old pound coins they can do so by visiting any of our shops, centres or offices. People may have lots of old pound coins in various places such as piggy banks and drawers and even down the side of their sofas and these could be put to good use by helping improve the lives of our local older people.’
With an ageing population and further funding cuts from the local authorities the services of Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland are in more demand than ever before. The need to bridge the financial gap is essential in helping to sustain the care received by thousands of local older people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
For any businesses, schools or colleges wanting to take part in a collection of ‘old coins for older people’ please email [email protected] or call 0116 2237346.