RETURNING tourists helped to pay for some Christmas cheer at a Bognor Regis centre.
The holidaymakers put their loose change in various currencies after their holidays overseas in a collection box at the town’s branch of Hays Travel.
The coins totalled £150 and the donation was handed over to the Laburnum Centre just before Christmas.
This was the first year the travel agent had collected the money after it opened in the London Road precinct.
First year apprentice Taylor Salmon and Joy Coit, assistant manger, presented the money to the head of community activities, Gary Hardley, at the Age UK West Sussex-run centre.
Taylor said: “Over the past year, we have been collecting money for this amazing place run by Age UK.
“We also wanted to make people aware of this centre. There’s everything under one roof – like beauty therapy and a gym – and it’s a social place. Everyone is smiling.”
Gary said: “We are pleased with the donation and really grateful for it.
“We put it towards the Christmas dinner for our members. It’s nice to get support from a local business.”