Donate your leftover currency to the Cameron Grant Memorial Trust
Our son Cameron took his own life in November 2014 aged just 21. He suffered from depression for seven years before he died but managed to hide this from us and everyone who knew him. He seemed very happy at university and was planning to do a master’s degree. Outwardly he was always smiling and was always the one who was there to cheer everyone else up.
We’ve learnt a lot about suicide since Cameron died, and the statistics are frightening. About ¾ of suicides are male and it is the biggest cause of death in the UK for boys and men under 50. 1 in 10 young people, or about 3 in every school classroom, are experiencing mental health problems at any given time and many people suffer in silence, as our son did. In 2013, there were 1769 road fatalities in the UK (roughly 5 a day), but more shockingly 6233 suicides (17 a day). There are many thousands more suffering from depression, self-harm and eating disorders.
To mark Cameron’s life we established the Cameron Grant Memorial Trust in his name. Our Charitable objects are:
The preservation and protection of good mental health in young people by:
- Raising awareness of young suicide
- Urging all who are suffering in silence to speak up and ask for help
- Supporting all who are fighting to overcome poor mental health, especially young people, and especially where this can be done through outdoor activities like hill-walking and Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
- Assisting in the provision of education and support that will help to increase awareness and knowledge of the issues around mental health and well-being for all and especially among young people
Poor Mental Health can affect anyone and there is no shame in having an illness, physical or mental and seeking help for it. We hope that by spreading this message openly and honestly and providing support to young people through the Trust we can help many others in Cameron’s memory. We miss Cameron an unbelievable amount and we so wish that he had asked for help.
We hope that we can make a difference in the number of young people suffering from mental health issues and improve outcomes for all sufferers.
If you would like to help us, please contact us – we look forward to hearing from you.
It’s easy to donate your leftover currency to the Cameron Grant Memorial Trust. To get started, download and fill out the Cameron Grant Memorial Trust currency donation form.
Donate your leftover travel money to Cameron Grant Memorial Trust
Do you have a drawer or jam jar, filled with foreign coins, left over travel money from previous holidays? Would you consider donating that forgotten currency to help fund a good cause?
It's easy to donate your leftover holiday cash; Simply fill out our charity exchange form and send it along with your currency to our Datchet office. We will exchange all currency, coins and notes, foreign and domestic, and donate the exchange value plus 5% extra to Cameron Grant Memorial Trust.
How much of my donation goes to Cameron Grant Memorial Trust?
We donate the complete exchange value plus 5% extra to Cameron Grant Memorial Trust. There are no fees, neither do we subtract any commission. You will receive a confirmation email, containing the amount donate. We will share this information with Cameron Grant Memorial Trust.
Which banknotes and coins can I donate?
You can donate any coins or notes, foreign or domestic. We will exchange whatever currency you send us and will donate the combined exchange value plus five percent extra to Cameron Grant Memorial Trust.
We will exchange currencies listed on our exchangeable currencies page against the exchange rates shows.
All other banknotes and coins will be exchanged against their numismatic value, bullion value or scrap metal value, whichever is higher. It helps if you sort the currency before you send it. But if you are unable to sort your currency, don't worry. We will take care of the sorting and counting free of charge.