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9th Lymington Sea Scouts are collecting stamps for the RNIB

9th Lymington Sea Scouts are collecting used stamps to send to the RNIB. Can you help them?

Bring your stamps to the 9th Lymington Sea Scouts Headquarters and the scouts will send them off to the RNIB to help raise funds to support people with sight loss.

The next stamp dispatch to the RNIB will be Friday 5th February. 

 

stamps 0Helping is easy: simply save any stamps you receive on your post (ideally leaving around one centimeter of envelope or packaging around each stamp) and either give them to a 9th Lymington Beaver, Cub, Sea Scout or Explorer to bring along, or you can pop in an envelope and post through the letterbox of the 9th Lymington Sea Scout Headquarters in Kings Saltern Road.

 

It doesn't matter if they've already been used, or if they're first or second class stamps - the RNIB can use them all to raise funds. They raise even more from overseas stamps and also collect first day covers, presentation packs and albums. A the RNIB the stamps are sorted by volunteers. They are usually sold by weight, but any valuable stamps can be sold for a higher price. 
 

Terri Ross, from the Volunteer Stamp Appeal Team at the RNIB has recently written to thank 9th Lymington Sea Scouts for their continued support; "I am writing to say thank you for helping us in our fundraising efforts by helping us collect as many stamps as possible. Any amount large or small is much appreciated. I can assure you that every stamp you send will help raise money for the Royal National Institute of Blind People. We provide over sixty services to visually impaired children and adults with your support.

 

Over the financial year of 2014-2015 we raised an amazing £21,458! Our target for this financial year is £25,000 so we need more supporters to achieve this figure. So far we have raised £17,600.00. We need approximately 4,500,000 stamps by March so please keep collecting! Thank you again!"

 

 

 

 

 

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