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Appeal for foreign currency.

NUTS and Bolts star Carys Owen is today urging people to dig out their foreign coins to help Oxfam Cymru.

The charity is launching its Change for Change campaign to get people to donate their unwanted foreign money from countries taking on the euro next year.

Carys will be presented with francs, deutschmarks, lira and other euro-zone currencies from Zarlink Semiconductor staff in Caldicot who have been collecting the foreign notes and coins.

Richard Jones, the Oxfam Cymru media officer, told the Echo: "Most of us come home from foreign trips with unwanted foreign coins leaving them lying around the house. We want people to dig out the change and drop it off at their nearest Oxfam shop."

The national currency of the 12 countries which have joined the Euro and become worthless on January 1 are Austrian schillings, Belgian francs, Dutch guilders, Finnish marks, French francs, German deutschmarks, Greek drachma, Irish punt, Italian lira, Luxembourg francs, Portuguese escudos and Spanish pesetas.
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Dec 18, 2001
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