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Give Pudsey Your Round Pounds - And Nominate For The Wogan Award

18 October 2017 | Updated 01 January 1970

BBC Children in Need, The Royal Mint and HM Treasury are encouraging individuals and companies to donate any left-over round Pounds to the Children in Need Appeal (Nov 17); and nominations close on Friday for anyone you feel has gone the extra mile in Pudsey fundraising over the years.

We know it's a little late as the round pound stopped being legal tender as of October 16 - but there are still 500,000 of them in circulation...down the backs of sofas and in vending machines...and being passed on from one punter to another.

So while you do some hunting within your facilities cash collection trays, why not encouraging everyone in your workplace to check their piggy banks, empty coat pockets, dive down those sofas and stop trying to pass those in their pockets on to the next unsuspecting person or shopkeeper. Instead, collect them up and donate them to a good cause.

A new poll in September suggested that six in ten of us would like to donate our remaining round pounds to charities. Commercial Director of BBC Children in Need, Jonathan Rigby, said: "We are really excited to work with The Royal Mint and HM Treasury for Pudsey’s Round Pound Countdown and hope that as many people as possible will get involved in this nationwide treasure hunt and put their old round pounds to good use. Every round pound donated will go on to make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK."


Sir Terry Wogan Award entry form

if you or someone you know has done something extraordinary for BBC Children in Need, use the form below to get nominating. The winner will be announced on our Appeal Show on November 17th.

Please complete the details below to submit your nomination before Friday 20th October. If you prefer, you can download a postal entry form - Click Here

How to donate your Round Pound Coins

You're never far from one of our Round Pound drop-off points.

Take your coins to any major bank or building society, Post Office, Boots, Greggs, Cineworld or Welcome Break.

Drop them off in any BBC Children in Need collection box you find there. Or if you're at a Post Office, bank or building society, simply let the cashier know that you would like to donate your Round Pounds to BBC Children in Need.

Pictured: Pudsey the bear with Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury Andrew Jones, The Royal Mint's Adam Lawrence and Jonathan Rigby from BBC Children in Need

Article written by Cathryn Ellis | Published 18 October 2017


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