National Express Dundee has donated nine bags of foreign coins to Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance.
The money has been collected over the past year by the bus operator and is being gifted to SCAA who will convert the currency into sterling and use the cash to boost its funds.
National Express Dundee is particularly keen to support the excellent work of SCAA because of a special link with the charity - the company's Cash Office Supervisor, Bruce Rumgay, is the father of one of SCAA's paramedics, also called Bruce.
Managing Director Phil Smith said: "Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance is such a valuable service for the people of Tayside - we are glad to be able to support its fundraising efforts and hope to continue to do so in the future."
Gavin Davey, SCAA chief executive said: "We are very pleased to have joined up with National Express and hope this will be the start of a fruitful relationship - especially given their close contact with the city of Dundee where we are regularly seen on the helipad of Ninewells Hospital.
"We both share a strong regard for the safety of others and have public safety and care as a core objective.
"As a charity SCAA relies heavily on the support of businesses such as National Express and we are very grateful to them for stepping up to the plate and making their support tangible. Their contribution and on-going support will help us in our life-saving work."
For further information on Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance visit www.scaa.org.uk.
Published 13th November 2013