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Irish charity TrÃ³caire has launched its Global Gift Plan, an alternative Christmas gifts catalogue which lets donors 'buy' specific items such as an ox-plough, pig, schoolbooks, beehive, or an artificial limb.
Co-operative Bank customers have helped turn left over holiday change into just under £300,000 for Christian Aid.
The bank and the charity began encouraging customers and supporters to hand in obsolete foreign currency over the counter at Co-operative Bank branches and the charity's area offices in October 2001. The amount of money raised is more than double the original target.