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Barclays collect cash for charity

11 November 2005
Barclays are collecting old coins and foreign currency at branches across the country this week to help raise money for Childline.

The bank is encouraging people to dig out foreign currency from holidays gone by and help Barclays raise money for the charity, which provides a free 24-hour helpline for children.

Barclays branches across England and Wales announced the coin drive after kids' TV programme Blue Peter launched its Treasure Trail campaign yesterday to raise money for Childline.

The charity hopes the donations of foreign currency and old coins – which Barclays will turn into donations – will help them answer more calls from children in need.

Rachael Barber, Barclays Head of Community Affairs, says: "We are delighted to support ChildLine and the BBC with this appeal. Staff in over 2,000 branches across England and Wales are looking forward to welcoming and encouraging donors to contribute to such a worthwhile cause."

Coins can be dropped off at Barclays banks across England and Wales, the Bank of Ireland in Northern Ireland and the Halifax Bank in Scotland.

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