Barbados Fire Service’s Collection Drive Surpasses 5 Million Mark for Alzheimer’s Project

Octavia Gibson from the CBB’s Currency division with Pamelia Brereton of the Alzheimer’s Assoc. receive one of the 12 heavy boots laden with pennies from the Fire Service’s Deputy Chief Officer

The Central Bank of Barbados received over 5.1 million one cents in its efforts to help make sense of cents. This was due in part due to the Barbados Fire Service who made a presentation at Probyn Street.

Gale Gaskin {Uniformed}, who went around to all Fire Service branches to get the coins, also donates a book on Alzheimer’s to President of the Assoc; Pamelia Brereton

The Bank, Alzheimer’s Association along with the Rotary are behind the initiative to collect hoarded old pennies to assist with the construction of a day care centre for sufferers of Alzheimer’s.

The Currency Dept’s. Deputy Director, Octavia Gibson, said the drive created a significant reduction in re-ordering the small denomination, and reminded everyone to continue donating their old coins in all yellow bins placed in supermarkets, gas stations, credit unions, media houses, telecommunications companies, insurance companies, small shops, stores, law firms, churches, and government offices around the island.

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