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The change will do kids good

Alliance & Leicester has raised over £1m for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in its Change for Kids appeal.

The appeal called for people to donate leftover European currency which became worthless after the introduction of the euro.

Seventy million tonnes of coins and notes were collected, weighing the equivalent of eight double-decker buses.

The money raised will pay for the running of the NSPCC&#39s 24-hour child protection helpline for six months as well as helping to extend the service.

Alliance & Leicester group chief executive Richard Pym says: “This is an incredible achievement and it is certainly the most successful fund-raising campaign we have ever been involved in. The enthusiastic response to the campaign from our customers, our staff and the general public has been fantastic and we are delighted to have been involved in raising money for the Change for Kids appeal.”

NSPCC director and chief executive Mary Marsh says: “We depend on the money raised by our supporters to fund our services. Without the dedication and ongoing support of the Alliance & Leicester, Change for Kids would never have raised over £1m.”

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