Schools have been raising money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance by collecting old British and foreign currency as part of the Any Coin, Any Age campaign.
More than 40 schools in Bedfordshire have been working hard since the campaign was launched in December and their collections have now been converted into£2,348 for the Charity with help from ‘Cash 4 Coins’.
It has raised enough to fully cover the cost of a life-saving mission by the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
Kay Marter, Area Fundraising Manager for Bedfordshire said: “The response has been truly amazing and with the amount raised, they can be proud to say that they have saved a life.”
The Any Coin, Any Age campaign is still on-going and local businesses are also supporting collections all over Bedfordshire. Currency is being collected in specially created coin boxes at locations around the county, including Toddington Motorway Services, and at Luton & Dunstable Hospital - so if you have any old or foreign coins, please donate them using one of these boxes and help the East Anglian Air Ambulance continue to save lives.
The EAAA is a 365-day helicopter emergency medical service covering Norfolk, Suffolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. It is funded directly from charity donations and needs to raise £7.6 million every year to operate.
For more on the work of the East Anglian Air Ambulance, visit www.eaaa.org.uk<http://www.eaaa.org.uk> or call 08450 669.