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Donate your leftover currency to Queen Victoria Seamen’s Rest (QVSR)

QVSR, a seafaring charity established in 1843, has a long history of serving those in need, both on land and at sea

QVSR’s accommodation in Poplar, in the East End of London, provides a safe haven for up to 175 active and retired seafarers, ex-servicemen and other homeless men. The charity has a Welfare Team to assist residents with benefit applications and access to individual grants.

The organisation also support them with medical and emotional issues through signposting to appropriate organisations.

It is easy to donate your leftover currency to QVSR. To get started, download and fill out the QVSR exchange form.

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QVSR’s aim is to provide a shelter for residents for as long as they need, a place where they can maintain their independence and live as part of a community

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QVSR provides a place where residents can find simple companionship, training and employment opportunities, or assistance with regaining more independent living.

Funding received through Leftover Currency will help to provide welfare services to those in need.

As a seafaring charity, their work extends to the Ports of Tilbury, Felixstowe, Immingham and Bristol, where they manage their QVSR Seafarers Centres

As an island nation, with over 95% of our everyday goods coming by sea, QVSR is committed to providing first class port-based welfare services to active seafarers visiting our shores.

Unfortunately, the welfare of the seafarers who bring the supplies is often neglected. The charity’s seafarers’ centres provide a warm welcome and pastoral support for those who can spend up to nine months at sea and who are far from home and family. 

QVSR aim to provide a place where seafarers can feel “at home”, where they can catch up with family and friends via the internet and relax in comfort away from the ship. 

It is easy to donate your leftover currency to QVSR. To get started, download and fill out the QVSR exchange form.


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Donate your leftover travel money to QVSR

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 QVSR.

How much of my donation goes to QVSR?

We donate the complete exchange value plus 5% extra to QVSR. 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 QVSR.

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 QVSR.

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.

Convert leftover currency into cash, fast.

Donate online Or download our postal form