Challenge: Organise a ‘coin trail’ and then send the money to a charity. Taken from the BB Seniors Challenge Plus Pro Pack, Challenge 52
A coin trail is where coins are placed side by side to create a line or shape and the coins used are collected up, counted out into cash bags, banked and then a cheque sent to a predetermined charity.
One of the important decisions you will need to make is which charity the proceeds should go to. Get people to nominate some charities, a vote could then be held and the one with the highest number will be the one to support.
You will need to have sufficient space in your church premises for the ‘coin trail’ so make sure that the room is booked well in advance. You can decide what denomination of coins are to be used so that they are all the same size — you may not get many people offering £2 coins for your trail!!
Tips / Advice:
• Inform people in advance of the challenge you are organising so that they have enough time to save up whichever coin denomination is being used for your coin trail’.
• This could be a good opportunity to get some publicity for your SB Company in the local media and you could achieve two challenges in one task!
• Make sure that you have enough people to count the money once the coin trail is complete.
Safety Issues / Risk Assessment:
You will need to ensure the money is kept in a safe place once it is counted until it is banked.
For full details see the BB Seniors Challenge Plus Pro Pack, Challenge 52