Julia’s House fundraisers struck gold while sorting through a donation of old coins.
The children’s hospice charity regularly receives out of circulation coins and foreign notes which it exchanges for cash. This time though, they found more than they bargained for. Nestling among coins in an old Quality Street tin was a gold sovereign which has been valued at £250.
“It was in a little pouch buried in the coins,” said Paula Smith who processes coin donations for the charity. “We are lucky enough to have a retired medal and coin dealer who volunteers for us and makes sure any out-of-circulation coins are seamlessly converted to funds.”
This year donations of coins and foreign currency have amounted to £800. Anyone that has some coins or medals that they would like to donate to Julia’s House, should bring them to the fundraising office, at Barclays House, 1 Wimborne Road, Poole or one of the charity’s shops.