People Are Donating Their First New £5 Note To Charity

Now the new five pound note is in circulation, people are now donating the first one they receive to charity​

MOST POPULAR

Earlier this month, we finally caught a glimpse of the new plastic five pound note and Brits everywhere rejoiced in the fact the shiny new fiver was waterproof.

Money 1-0 Washing Machine. 

But it gets better, because the new £5 note has inspired people to do random acts of charity and kindness. 

Last week, fundraiser John Thompson got the ball rolling with a tweet that revealed what he planned to do with his first fiver:

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

MOST POPULAR

As a result,  a social media campaign has exploded with the hashtags #givefive and #firstfiver to help spread the selfless act.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Ceri Edwards, director of policy at the Institute of Fundraising, told The Telegraph: 'Sometimes a simple idea shared at the right time can make a world of difference.

'This shows how inspired people can be from giving a donation to a cause they support,' she added.

According to the Bank of England, the new note – made of durable polymer – features Sir Winston Churchill on the front and is cleaner, more environmentally friendly and more durable that other notes.

We haven't got our hands on one just yet but we know exactly what we're going to do with the first…

Read Next: