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Buskers coin it for others.

Byline: By Jane Tyler

DLANDERS are being urged to dig out their small change and donate it to charity.

The Make a Big Change with your Small Change campaign is the brainchild of two women taking part in the Channel 4 documentary Battlefront which follows young people campaigning for causes they believe in.

Siobhan Maycraft and Becky Stone, both aged 21, are promoting their message through busking sessions around the country and were in Birmingham on Saturday.

Becky said: "Charities rely on regular payments to run their organisations, but it's better to give even small amounts, that may seem insignificant on their own, than to give nothing at all.

"If we dig deep into our piggy banks and pockets we can make a huge difference together giving charities the boost they need through these troubled times."

Despite the credit crunch a survey found British people are flippant about small change with 44 per cent saying they would not bother to pick up a penny from the street, 67 per cent throw coins into fountains and 49 per cent say "keep the change" when buying something just to avoid having to carry loose coins.
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Mar 23, 2009
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