Patient Organisation and charity The Haemochromatosis Society, which supports people affected by genetic iron overload, is accepting old round £1 coins and entering people who donate them into their annual prize draw.
There are several prizes on offer, including a brand new HD TV set and a number of High Street shopping vouchers.
People who find the old coins in their change can simply post them to THS Prize Draw, PO Box 6356, Rugby, CV21 9PA.
David Head, Chief Executive at the charity, said “Although the coins are no longer legal tender we are able to bank them through our account with RBS for their full value. It seems sensible for us to offer to take them as payment for our raffle tickets this year. In fact we will accept them until at least the end of 2017, and any that arrive after the prize draw in November will buy tickets in our 2018 raffle.”
The Bank of England estimate that £450,000,000 of the old round £1 coins are still in circulation.
Iron overload causes a whole range of medical problems including liver disease, diabetes, cardiomyopathy, mental health problems, sexual health problems, chronic fatigue and more. Money raised through the charity’s annual prize draw is used to provide information and support services to people affected and their families. For more information please visit www.ironoverload.org.uk.
Coins must be posted to THS Prize Draw, PO Box 6356, Rugby, CV21 9PA.
Please include your name and a telephone number.
Each coin received by the charity before 20 November will purchase a ticket in the 2017 THS Autumn Raffle.
The 2017 top prize is a brand new HD TV Set.
Each coin received on or after this date will purchase a ticket in the 2018 THS Autumn Raffle.
The 2018 top prize will be of similar value.
For more details of the THS Autumn Raffle visit http://haemochromatosis.org.uk/help/annual-autumn-prize-draw/