Set of 10 collecting envelopes: 'Coins that Care' campaign

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2001

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Set of 10 collecting envelopes: 'Coins that Care' campaign.' Envelopes are decorated by images of coins and have a gummed seal and display the Red Cross emblem and the BP logo who were sponsors of the campaign.

Text on the front of the envelope says:
'Coins that care' / 'Donate any coin in any currency'
'Please put your donation in this envelope. Seal the envelope and either deposit in the collection box or hand directly to a member of staff. Envelopes can be returned to any participating BP service station or your local British Red Cross High Street shop.'

Text on reverse of the envelope:
'All monies raised from this campaign will go directly to support British Red Cross services in the UK which focus on providing mobility and independence to people in need. This help includes the loan of medical equipment, such as wheelchairs for those with temporary mobility problems and the provision of a transport and escort service for vulnerable people who have difficulty travelling on their own.'
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History
Coins that Care' is a fundraising initiative that started on 26 September 2001. It was a foreign currency campaign supported by BP which took place in 12 European countries in aid of the Red Cross Movement. The drive behind the campaign was the changeover to the Euro which would make many national currencies redundant from the end of January 2002. Donations of coins and notes from any currency could be made at participating BP petrol stations until the end of February 2002 and at British Red Cross shops and Branches. All monies raised went to support community services in the UK. A special website was set up: www.redcross.org.uk/coinsthatcareEnvelopes sat in front pouch of collecting box for use with each donation.
Catalogue Number
2133/2
Associated Person and Role
Supporter: British Petroleum
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26 Sep 2001-02 Feb 2017

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