Students from a Chester high school have been coining it in to raise money for children in need across the globe.

Upton-by-Chester High School has a number of international partnerships and has decided to encourage students to be active global citizens by taking part in a fundraising activity in aid of UNICEF.

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The school wants to collect any worldwide current currency in notes or coins and any of the older currency such as the German Marks, Spanish Pesetas, old UK shillings, old UK decimal coins including Ireland, Channel Islands, Scotland, Isle of Man and £5/£2 coins.

The Cash4Coins company can turn your old money into a valuable donation through their scheme which will turn the money raised into pound sterling.

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Funds will be donated to help UNICEF support school children in conflict-affected areas around the world and purchase UNICEF school bags - £10 will provide exercise books, pens, pencils, textbooks and other school material to support the education of a child for a whole year.

It is estimated there is £100 million in old or foreign coins across the UK that can be used for good causes so dig out yours and get it to the school today.