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£1 Challenge

Start a £1 Challenge at your school or workplace today and put your old £1 coins to good use!

On 28 March this year a new £1 coin was brought into circulation, and as of midnight on 15 October 2017, all old £1 coins will no longer be legal tender.

If you have a collection tin, bucket or box please empty it, count it, bank it and return it to us! After 15 October we will no longer be able to use any old £1 coins you may have collected - make sure we don’t miss out on your hard work!

Fancy a challenge?

Why not set up your own £1 Challenge at your school or workplace and ask everyone to bring in their old £1 coins? Whether it's setting up an office £1 coin collection and setting challenges for your boss or colleagues, or collecting £1 coins at your school and making a line from one end of the playground to the other, there's loads you can do to help raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Download posters to promote your event:

Don't forget to send us pictures of your coin creations by tagging us on Twitter @cftrust, posting on our Facebook page at or mentioning us on Instagram @cftrustuk. 

Inspiration and helpful hints

Download our information sheet (PDF 2.5MB) for loads of inspiration for your £1 Challenge.

If you need support organising your £1 Challenge, please contact our Events Team on 020 3795 2176 or email and the team will be more than happy to help. You can also find loads of general information on planning a fundraising event on our How To page.

We've created our 101 fundraising ideas pack to inspire you with your fundraising. You'll find top tips from a fundraising superstar and useful facts on organising a fundraising event.


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