Posts Tagged ‘charity’

Children in Need Fundraising Ideas

Posted on: May 6th, 2017 by Ian Stormnet

For one night in November, every year, the BBC becomes a place dedicated to charity. Helping children across the globe, Children in Need has become one of the best supported charities out there.

It draws in big name celebrities and is a whole lot of fun for those that watch it.

However, Children in Need, just like many of other charities, simply wouldn’t be able to function without donations. Which means that each and every year, people around the UK come up with great ways to raise money and help those who need it.

Want to get yourself nice and organised for the 2017 Children in Need? Why not check out some of the great ways you can raise money when the time comes?

Face your fears

Is there something that you are really terrified of? A great way to raise money is to face those fears. Get people to sponsor you to hold a spider, do a bungee jump or anything that is going to make you squirm. It is a sure fire way to get some support!

Go without tech

Are you the type of person who always has their phone in their hands? Bit of TV nut? Why not pledge to give up tech for a week during the Children in Need week? Not only is it a great fundraising tool, but it might actually teach you that you don’t need your beloved gadget in the first place!

Do something big

Want to really make an impact for charity? If you do, then perhaps it is time to try out something huge. Jump out of a plane, climb a mountain or run a marathon. These big pledges are a great way to bring money in and also give you the drive to try something that you wouldn’t otherwise!

Sell something

Do you have a hobby, talent or skill? Why not use this to raise money? You can bake cakes, paint pictures, even knit a blanket. Whatever you do, sell it for cash and you can soon see the money come in for charity.

Wear your PJs for a day

Just because it is a popular one, doesn’t mean it isn’t great. Don a onesie, or your favourite PJs for the day and raise some money. Or better yet, get your whole office, school or family to do the same. Not only will you raise money, but you will be super comfy for the day too!

The money that is raised during Children in Need really does make a difference to the lives of children around the world. There really is no better reason to get out there and try to raise some for yourself. Whether it is a few hundred pound or just 5, it is still going to make a difference and make up the grand total!



Fundraise for Charities That Need Your Help

Posted on: May 6th, 2017 by Ian Stormnet

Let Cash4Coins help you exchange foreign currencies to fundraise for charities that need your help

Every charity is worthwhile, and every fundraising project has an important reason behind it. But it seems that throughout the UK, there are some charities that really need your help and support.

If you are looking for a new charity to donate to, we have some of those that are looking for a helping hand from donators up and down the UK.

Battersea Cats and Dogs Home

Here in the UK we are known for our love of animals, and in particular our pets. That said, charities just like Battersea Cats and Dogs Home see abandoned and mistreated pets on a number of occasions. Their aim is not only to never turn down a cat or dog that needs a new home. But also, to make sure that those cats and dogs find their way to a loving forever home.

The Lullaby Trust

No parent should ever go through the horror and pain of losing a child. However for around 600 families every year, that lose a baby suddenly, the pain is very real. The Lullaby Trust was set up to offer specialist support to those families, helping them through the difficult times as well as creating safety advice relating to sleeping babies.

They also conduct research into SIDS to find out what can be done to try and reduce the risk of it happening.

Dementia UK

More and more people throughout the UK are being touched by some form of Dementia. This particular charity is one of many that looks at ways to help and support those whose lives are affected by Dementia. It supports Admiral Nurses who will work with families who are coping with Dementia, and offer their specialist support and guidance through what can often be an uncertain and upsetting time.


Whilst Shelter may be a charity that many people recognise, it is one that still needs donations. The issue of homelessness or bad homing is one that isn’t going away, and Shelter help millions of people each and every year. They not only provide support, but they also offer advice to those that are faced with homelessness, as well working hard to combat it on a wider level and try to eradicate the issue in the long term too.


The Royal National Lifeboat Institution has been helping people who get into difficulty in the waters around the UK since 1824. The help that they offer is vital and saves lives up and down the country, however it relies mostly on volunteers, as well as donations from people to keep it running.

These are just some of the charities that you can decide to help by making a donation. The best way to ensure that your money is going to help something that you care about, is to take a look through some of the different charities, throughout the UK, the world or perhaps just in your local area, and make a pledge to support them to carry on doing all the great work that they already do.


Donate Foreign Coins

Posted on: August 15th, 2012 by Ian Stormnet

Donate foreign coins to charity – do something good today!

You can now donate foreign coins to charity and make a real difference! At cash4coins we buy unwanted foreign coins – most people have spare foreign change left over from their holidays and this gets put in a drawer or change jar never to be seen again! UK banks don’t exchange foreign coins so even if you did try to change it you would not be able to. are different, we buy foreign coins and pay you via direct payment or Paypal (if you have a Paypal account) as well as cheque, which means that you can now donate foreign coins to charity. All you need to do is collect as many foreign coins as possible and then send them to us here at cash4coins and we will convert foreign currency into Sterling and donate the money to charity on your behalf.

You can specify the charity that you want to donate foreign coins to, it could even be a school, hospital, local club or team – the choice is entirely up to you.  Do you have a local charity that you wish to send your money to?  Just let us know their charity number and we will do the rest. You can also request the money to be sent to your own bank account should you wish to make your donation in person.

If you want to send us coins so you can make a charity donation then go to our page ‘How to send us coins‘ – to see what our customers are saying about us check our our comments page.

Above certain weights we’ll even collect your foreign coins for FREE – please go to ‘How to send us coins‘ for full details.

The good news is that we exchange ANY coins from Euros to Pesetas (and every currency in between) – we even exchange old British and Irish coins.  What foreign coins could you have hanging around your home?  Many of our customers tell us how surprised they were to find so many different coins.  If you have been on holiday recently or have currency leftover from holidays across the years, why not collect it all together and send it to us.  We will even collect it for free if it weighs over 5KG.  It really could not be easier to donate foreign coins to charity and we are here to help you.  We even count and sort your coins for you.  Do something good today.  Turn those unused and useless coins into something worthwhile for the charity of your choice!

Many of our customers collect coins as a fundraising activity, they get together with friends, colleagues, school friends and neighbours to collect foreign coins for charity. They then donate foreign coins to charity or a good cause by sending the coins to us here at – we change the money and send the payment to the charity on your behalf.

Call our charity team today to see how we can help you.

Charity Coin Collection

Posted on: August 15th, 2012 by Ian Stormnet

The easy way to turn coins into cash with a charity coin collection…

Charity coin collections are a great way to raise funds for your local club, school, hospital and charity. Many people use our service to exchange foreign coins into cash. It’s a very popular way to raise money and one of the most effective of all the charity coin collections.

If you want to get together with friends and work colleagues you can quickly collect a large amount of foreign currency to exchange into Sterling. So if you want an easy way to build a significant coin collection then simply get a group of people together and make some money for charity! And because people don’t mind donating what are practically useless old coins it means that your charity benefits even more!

We work with many of the UKs leading charities to generate valuable income for them. Our service is fast, simple and secure.

  1. Send us your foreign coins (see our page ‘How to send us coins‘)
  2. We sort and count the coins
  3. We pay you in Sterling

We’ll even collect for FREE if your currency is over a certain weight – please see our page ‘How to send us coins‘ for more information.

We have a special fundraising team that can give you some great ideas that will make your charity coin collection even more successful. Why not make up posters showing all the flags of the world and a matching collection tin so that people know what coins you are collecting.  We mean it when we say that we exchange all foreign coins so don’t worry if you end up with lots of diverse or unusual coins in your tin.

And remember, we do all the counting and sorting for you saving you the effort of doing it yourself. Our team is ready now to receive your coins and to give you a valuation.  You don’t have to accept our valuation but in our experience we don’t end up sending many coins back to customers. They are usually delighted with the valuation they have received for their charity coin collection that would otherwise be useless.

Like most other charities in the UK you are probably always looking out for that next big money making fundraising idea. Well, a charity coin collection can be a real money spinner for you and our team is on hand now to show you just how lucrative it can be.  Speak to us today about some of the many charities we have helped.

Unfortunately UK banks will not change foreign coins into Sterling but we will. If you want the easiest charity coin collection method then simply send your currency to us and we’ll do the rest. These are just a few reasons why we’re the UKs trusted foreign coin exchange service.

We’ll sort and count your coins and then send you payment by Bacs, PayPal (or cheque)… It really is the easy way to turn coins into cash. Simply go to our page ‘How to send us coins‘ and you’ll see just how simple and fast it is.

Charity Fundraising Ideas

Posted on: August 3rd, 2012 by Ian Stormnet

Effective charity fundraising ideas…

At Cash4coins we have assisted many large and small organisations with charity fundraising ideas. We are always on hand to advise you and talk through any ideas you may have to ensure you have a successful collection. We would love to hear from you and have a specialist charity team on hand for help and advice.

Our charity specialists can tell you everything you need to know about charity fundraising ideas involving foreign coins and notes. For example, we can tell you how to get the best from your charity events by asking for donations of foreign coins.  This is money that many people across the country have left over from foreign holidays and business trips and which is simply sitting around untouched and unused.  Think about the difference this money could make to your charity especially if you can find hundreds of people to contribute to your cause.

At Cash4Coins we give you a service that is hard to find elsewhere. Simply collect together your foreign coins and notes and send them to us. We don’t even need you to sort or count them as our dedicated team will take care of that for you.  We know you have far better things to do than sitting down on the floor with a mountain of coins!

We provide a very fast, reliable and secure service to exchange all your old and unwanted foreign currency. We will even collect it for free if it weighs more than 5kg. Your coins are then counted and recounted by our team of specialists, before we make you an offer, to ensure you receive the maximum value for your collection. If for some reason you don’t accept the offer made we will return it without cost to you. So there really is nothing to lose. This is our 100% satisfaction guarantee and just one of the reasons that we are the trusted partner to exchange foreign coins for so many charities.

When people are searching for charity fundraising ideas they often hit a brick wall, in this age of austerity it is often hard to ask people to reach in their pockets and part with hard earned cash. A foreign currency collection is a great idea as it is only asking people to donate currency that is no good to them, coins that are probably just cluttering their drawers. For this reason most charities find people to be very generous when they donate.

If you’re searching for charity fundraising ideas and would like more advice, call us today to find out how you could start a collection for your cause – alternatively you can e-mail us at or call us on 0161 635 0000.  Our team will always be very pleased to help you and to give advice and unique charity fundraising ideas that will get the foreign coins and notes pouring in.  Remember, this is a great way to turn your foreign coins into Sterling that you can use right away for anything you like!

Foreign Coin Charity Collections

Posted on: August 2nd, 2012 by Ian Stormnet

Foreign coin charity collections

Foreign coin charity collections are a great way of fundraising and collecting foreign coins for charity is simple and very effective. If you represent a UK charity then why not get your customers to donate their leftover foreign coins to your charity. Many people return from trips abroad with a pocket full of change that they are never going to use again, and as banks will not exchange foreign coins the foreign currency goes to waste! You can harness this money and put it to good use for your charity by organising a charity collection of foreign coins.

Send us your foreign coin charity collections and we will sort the foreign currency and count the money and then provide you with payment either via cheque or BACS directly into your charity bank account. We are trusted by both national and local charities as well as banks, businesses, hospitals, schools and individuals. We offer excellent rates and super-fast payment.

FREE collection – we’ll even sort and count your coins

For certain weights we’ll collect for FREE or provide a subsidised collection service. You can see more info on our page ‘How to send us coins‘  We don’t want you to be inconvenienced at all when sending in your coins and we’ll do all the hard work for you.  If you were worried that you would have to count out your foreign coins, don’t be as we do all the sorting and counting for you. That leaves you free to get on with the running and administration of your charity.

Don’t delay, there are thousands of foreign coins that are sitting there ready to be used by your UK charity RIGHT NOW! Organise your foreign coin charity collection today and get those unwanted foreign coins working for your charity or good cause today. Think about what you could spend all of that lovely Sterling on.  New equipment,  a fun day out or simply money put away in the bank for when you need it – that’s the great thing about using Cash4Coins. Check out our service today.

We’ve helped some big name charities to make the most of their money

A number of our customers also donate their coins to a chosen charity such as Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation or the NSPCC. We can donate the funds from your collection on your behalf and provide a receipt from the charity with the amount donated. This is a very popular choice for a lot of clients. Alternatively we can post you a cheque (free for charities) where you have got a local charity branch as opposed to the main charity HQ.

Please take a minute to read our customer comments page where you’ll see the feedback from individuals, companies and charities that we help. If you have any questions then our charity fund-raising team will be delighted to help you.  You can use our service whenever you like.  So why not arrange foreign coin charity donations today to see how much you could make?