AN impressive £483 worth of foreign currency has been donated to Bromsgrove's Broad Street DIY to fund short breaks for underprivileged children.

At the start of July, the DIY store asked its customers to donate any leftover currency from holidays abroad to be converted into pound sterling for Dodford Children's Holiday Farm.

In October, a 21kg package containing 54 different currencies was sent to a specialist conversion organisation in London, which offers competitive rates of exchange for charities.

The donated currency converted to an impressive £483.86.

Director at Broad Street DIY Lisa Childs said: "The total amount exceeded our expectations by a long shot.

"This is the most successful fundraising campaign we have ever run.

"I didn’t know we would get such a comprehensive breakdown of the currencies donated and the value raised from each – the results are fascinating.

"We are delighted to have raised almost £500 for Dodford Children’s Holiday Farm and sincerely thank the Bromsgrove community for supporting this initiative.”

Since the start of 2018, Broad Street DIY has raised more than £825 for the charity.