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Spare Change 2/13

17 February 2013

£3,000 ‘Spare Change’ Donated To Local Charities

Winchester’s Spare Change for Real Change scheme has raised another £3000, thanks to the generosity of visitors, shoppers and local businesses in Winchester.

The Spare Change for Real Change scheme was set up in Winchester to help the disadvantaged in our community and at the same time reduce street begging.  The scheme has raised three thousand pounds, through the donation boxes located across the City, in just one year.

100% of the money raised from the scheme is divided between three nominated charities, not something that all collecting organisations can boast.  Funds are donated to; Winchester Churches Night Shelter, Trinity Winchester and The Salvation Army.

The brightly coloured boxes are situated in shops, banks and restaurants in and around the City centre supported by posters and leaflets promoting the scheme. Members of the public can help support the scheme by making a donation into any one of these boxes.

Speaking on behalf of the Spare Change for Real Change scheme, Crime Reduction Manager from Winchester BID, Emma Shotter said, “No matter how small the donation, it all adds up.  The donations could provide a much needed hot cooked meal or basic essentials like toiletries, something that we all take for granted.  On behalf of the 3 charities I would like to thank everyone for their continued support.”

Throughout Poverty & Homelessness Action week (26th January – 2nd February), the Spare Change for Real Change scheme received over £200.00 in kind donations. Along with blankets and electrical goods.

For more information about the Spare Change for Real Change scheme please contact Emma Shotter via emma.shotter@winchesterbid.co.uk


Pictured: From left to Right, David Johnson, Eddie Murray, Emma Shotter, Daphne Frampton and Frank Sanderson.