38 years of counting the pennies generates £7,182

first_img Tagged with: Community fundraising Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 24 June 2005 | News 38 years of counting the pennies generates £7,182 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The BBC reports that 62-year old Edmond Knowles has totted up the value of the one-cent (or penny) coins he has been collecting since 1966, and they came to £7,182.69.If you’re ever wondered just how much a collecting tin can raise over the years, Edmond Knowles, a petrol station owner in Alabama, has a fair idea. His collection of 1,308,459 one-cent coins weighed 4 tons, and had to be stored in seven oil barrels.Not that he was giving the money to charity. According to the BBC he was going to use the money “for his retirement, home repairs and medical expenses.” Advertisement  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img

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