Donate your old £1 coins

Ewan and Emily Carmichael.
Ewan and Emily Carmichael.

Brother and sister, Ewan and Emily Carmichael, have joined forces to encourage the Ayrshire community to donate their old round £1 coins to the Ayrshire Hospice, before the old-style coins lose their legal tender status on 15 October 2017. For more information contact the fundraising team on 01292 288488 or email

Ron Swanson, Assistant Fundraising Manager at the Ayrshire Hospice said “We’ve been delighted to have the support of Ewan and Emily to encourage people to donate their old £1 coins. It costs around £20,000 per day to run all of our hospice services so any donations received will be truly appreciated. The support of the Ayrshire community is never taken for granted and we have branded donation boxes that we can offer to supporters to help them collect their coins and raise money for the hospice.”

Tracy Carmichael, mum to Ewan and Emily said “As a family, we’re delighted to support a fantastic local charity like Ayrshire Hospice. Ewan and Emily hope that their support will encourage people all over Ayrshire to support the hospice in this generous way and collect lots and lots of pound coins for charity!”

Arrangements can be made to supply you with a collection can or donation box. Alternatively the coins can be handed in directly to the Ayrshire Hospice fundraising office at 29 Miller Road, Ayr, KA7 2AX.