Over 250kg of old money collected

Along with the other Lions Clubs throughout New Zealand, the Lions Club of Waiuku adopted the National Lions Project, Heads Up for Kids, in July 2014.
The aim was to collect and remove as many out of date coins and foreign coins from circulation as possible.
These coins were redundant and were unusable for normal purchasing, but the Reserve Bank had agreed to offer the Lions face value as a project to assist Lions projects aimed at children.
“In Waiuku, we enlisted the local banks, Gary Pye’s 100%, New World’s Lotto counter, and Action OPD/Deed Printing’s assistance. They agreed to display our distinctive red tins with the Heads Up for Kids logo, and combined with promotion via The Post, the community was informed and took action,” explained Peter Hook, Project Convenor for Heads Up for Kids and member of the Waiuku Lions.
“It was our aim locally to see if we could collect 250kg by the end of November, and on Monday, November 23, 2015, we achieved it, with some local Lions handing in some old coins from their homes.”
The 3kgs handed in brought their total collected from the public of Waiuku to 250.6kg.
“Thank you everybody for your contribution to a great cause, but there is still a lot more out there, and the collection points are still ready for any more you can find.”

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