Spare change wheeled in for garden project
FUNDRAISERS were in for a penny as they rolled in the cash for a good cause yesterday.
People involved with the Butterfly Garden, based in Bamfurlong Lane, filled a wheelbarrow with pennies and pushed it through the town centre.
They were delivering it to the Coventry Building Society to pay it in, after a scheme to collect the copper pieces proved a massive success.
The Butterfly Garden is a project for people of all ages dealing with disabilities.
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The scheme, which was initially based on gardening, is used by disabled people to relax and learn in.
Users of the project had come up with the idea to ask people to donate their spare pennies in an effort to raise money for the initiative.
And the fruits of their efforts have now reached £145 – a total of 14,500 coins.
Chris Evans, chairman of the trustees, said: "This whole project stems from students who wanted to fundraise themselves.
"I wanted the process to not be about reaching a target of hundreds of pounds.
"This was about getting them involved in raising money."
The students had declared a penny amnesty, urging people to donate their spare coppers to the cause – and found themselves inundated with donations.
It has proved such a hit that the trustees have now decided to continue running the project.