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How do I get a money box: These are available from 2 Aspen Fold, Oswaldtwistle, Accrington, BB5 4PH (most times - please email or tel 01254 879694 to check we are in before setting off).  They can also be picked up at our monthly meetings (click here for details).  Due to postal price increases we are no longer able to send them through the post.

What do I do with it: Put it where people will notice it and where it is convenient to fill with change etc.

What do I do when it’s full: Either bring it to 2 Aspen Fold Oswaldtwistle, Lancs. BB5 4PH (tel 01254 879694) or open it (with a tin opener) count the money and then send us the donation. (This can be by cheque, postal order or credit/debit card via the web site). Make cheques and postal orders payable to ‘The Bethany Project’  and send to our Treasurer: Mr. David Borland, Kinoulton, Whalley Road, Barrow, Clitheroe, Lancs BB7 9BN . (Tel: 01254 822004). .

How long do I have to fill it : We guess that 12 months is a reasonable length of time to have the box and you will find a label on the side of the box which you can fill in with the date the box was issued.

What is it: The money box has a slot for money to go in at the top but no opener to get the money out (you will need to use a tin opener). It is made of very lightweight steel approx. 4 inches diameter (across the top) and 6 inches deep. A paper label is wrapped around the tin showing a suitable picture  together with other essential information.

Why have a money box: It is a way of supporting Bethany financially by putting in loose change from time to time. Perhaps other members of the family, friends or visitors might contribute too. It may be a means of introducing others to the work we do as well as being a conversational item

How did we come up with the idea: Many charities have used collecting boxes for many years although in recent years they have not been as popular as the amounts collected can be quite small (especially if filled with pennies!). However we at Bethany are working in one of the poorest countries in the world where pennies make a huge difference.

Where will the money go: We have decided that whatever money is donated via the collecting/money boxes will go towards the children’s education whether that is to pay for a school (building books or teachers pay) or for the uniforms,fees for secondary education etc.

The Money: We intend to keep a running total updated every so often on the web site so that everyone will know how much has been raised.

Money box label jpg
Picture of the label that wraps around the money box

Click here for full size label