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Copper coins for charities

As The Central Bank rolls out the rounding of 1c and 2c coins, Change for Charity has today (Wednesday) launched National Coin Week where the people are being asked to donate their loose coppers. It is estimated that there are over €35 million of these coins in people’s homes and offices in bottles and jars, which will soon be of no use to anyone. The Change For Charity campaign is encouraging people to put these coins to good use during National Coin Week from November 2 to 8. The campaign has over 3,000 collection points all over the country in schools, shops and banks. Every AIB and Bank of Ireland branch has a receptacle and there’s no need to queue, count or sort your coins. Simply drop them into one of the collection units in any branch nationwide. The proceeds of the campaign will be divided between a number of charities; The Irish Heart Foundation, St Francis Hospice, Our Lady’s Hospice …

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Old coins needed to help charities

With this week’s decision to withdraw the one and two cent coins from circulation, Clare families have been asked to donate all such loose change to charity. It is estimated that there is €35 million of these coins in homes and workplaces all over the country. A number of national charities, including umbrella group, Change for Charity and Make-A-Wish have already launched appeals but it is expected that local charities and community groups will be making their own pitch in the weeks ahead. Finance Minister, Michael Noonan received formal Dáil backing Central Bank’s National Payments Plan recommending the roll out nationally of the “rounding project” so as to reduce the need for one and two cent coins. The introduction of the plan comes following the overwhelming success of a nine-week project in Wexford in 2013, where transactions were rounded up or down to the nearest five cent. Some 250 businesses in the town participated in the project, everyone from supermarkets …

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