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Letters / Put your euros to good use

I was surprised to discover that adults in the UK have an extraordinary £2.3bn of leftover foreign currency lying around at home. According to a YouGov poll, commissioned by easyJet, in the Scotland alone £108 million is left discarded at home.

UNICEF has teamed up with easyJet, the UK’s largest airline to raise money for UNICEF’s work vaccinating children against deadly diseases.

Every day, thousands of children around the world die needlessly from preventable diseases when the cost of providing a life-saving vaccine to a child is a mere 40 pence.

I would urge holidaymakers this summer to donate their leftover currency to UNICEF, onboard easyJet’s aircraft, and help save children’s lives.

Don’t allow your euros to linger at home after your holiday, put them to good use.

Yours sincerely,

Catherine Cottrell
Deputy Executive Director of Fundraising