14 October 2017

On Sunday 15th October, the round £1 coin will cease to be local tender, so why not donate your old coins to Child Bereavement UK and help families to rebuild their lives after bereavement?

Child Bereavement UK supports families when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying or when a child faces bereavement.

The charity also trains professionals, such as teachers, midwives and police officers to help them better understand and meet the needs of the grieving families they come into contact with in their daily working life.

The new £1 coin was introduced earlier this year after it was estimated that one in 30 of the old pound coins in circulation is a counterfeit, and according to Go Compare Money, there are still more than £420m worth of old coins rattling around.

Ruth Sanger, Regional Fundraising & Communications Manager at Child Bereavement UK said:

We are encouraging people to raid their piggybanks and rummage down the back of their sofa, and donate what they find. In the last year alone, almost 500 adults and children living in Buckinghamshire, have received face to face support from our Bereavement Support Practitioners. Your donation will help us to help families who are rebuilding their lives after the devastation of child bereavement.

To donate your coins please visit any of the local retailers listed on https://childbereavementuk.org/get-involved/events/community-fundraising/pop-in-a-pound/ or visit your nearest Child Bereavement UK centre, or call Linda on 01494 569 048 for others ways to donate.

Café Africa in Amersham, one of the mnay shops aroud the country that support the Pop in a Pound initiative


Notes for Editors

About the charity:
Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. Every year we train more than 9000 professionals, helping them to better understand and meet the needs of grieving families.

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