The charity’s partnership with Cash4Coins – a company dedicated to raising money for charities by collecting old tenders as well as foreign currencies and exchanging them – saw a major decline the following year. last year.
A total of £5,000 was raised for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity last year through generous donations from supporters to the scheme, which is equivalent to one air ambulance mission and seven missions in the intensive care cars of the rapid response team.
However, the charity’s staff say that sum was 70% less than the amount raised before the Covid-19 pandemic.
Emma Wood, Fundraising and Marketing Manager, said: “During the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, many of us have been unable to travel internationally. Now that more of us are going on holiday again, we hope supporters will once again donate to our Cash4Coins program.
“By donating unused foreign currency from recent holidays or those old pennies lying around in many of our homes, supporters can help make life-saving missions possible for our rapid response pre-hospital emergency service. “
Carol Spires, Charity Liaison Manager for Cash4Coins, added: “Currency of any age can be donated through our collections, including all foreign coins and notes, old £1 coins, old British and Irish coins, pre-decimal coins and banknotes, pre-euro and of course, spare change.
“Any donation made goes directly to Midlands Air Ambulance Charity to help fund its life-saving pre-hospital service.”
To find out more about the vital and vital work of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, people can visit midlandsairambulance.com