INTERNATIONAL wildlife charity Born Free is encouraging animal lovers to donate their old £1 coins to protect endangered wildlife.
New 12-sided £1 coins went into circulation on 28 March 2017. They are replacing the old, round £1 coins which will stop being accepted on 15 October 2017.
Born Free is inviting the public to donate their old coins to help endangered and threatened species worldwide – including tigers, lions, elephants and pangolins.
Born Free’s President, Will Travers OBE says…
“Where are your old £1 coins hiding? Down the back of the sofa; in that old tin you’ve been saving for a rainy day; deep in the pocket of your favourite trousers; or under the bed! Wherever they are, track them down, catch them and send them to the best possible home – the Born Free Foundation – where they will help save lives.”
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