Kettering building society collects unwanted foreign currency to raise money for air ambulance

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A Kettering building society will be collecting spare change and unwanted foreign currency to raise money for the air ambulance.

Nationwide in High Street has installed a collection box to make use of all those unusable coins and notes.

The collection box, in the banking hall, has been supplied by specialist cash4coins which takes all the donated foreign notes, coins and out of date currency and turn this into cash, which is then donated to the chosen charity.

Nationwide Kettering has chosen to support the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance as its charity to benefit from the money raised.

This follows on from the branch raising more than £1,500 for the air ambulance by competing in the Northampton dragon boat race in July this year, the team’s fourth year of competing in the event.

Alison Davies, branch manager for Kettering, said: “This is a fantastic initiative and proving really popular with our customers.

“Our box is nearly full already and this is a great way to turn unwanted spare change and foreign currency back into money that can support a great cause like the Northampton and Warwickshire Air Ambulance.

“The branch team at Kettering are very passionate about this charity, and we support them every year at the dragon boat race.

“We’re always looking for other ways in which we can help to raise money, and we’re very keen to support this great cause.”

Tracy Grunwell, senior fundraising manager for the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, said: “We’re delighted that the Nationwide branch in Kettering have chosen to support us.

“Their target of £2,000 helps contribute to a potential lifesaving mission, and we are so grateful for the staff and customers for their support.”