Hundreds of thousands of stamps donated to our appeal during 2012

Stamp Appeal, Advertiser office
Stamp Appeal, Advertiser office

AN INCREDIBLE 250,000 stamps have now been raised through our charity appeal - helping people all across the world.

The Advertiser Stamp Appeal was officially launched in December last year and just over a year later a quarter of a million stamps have now been collected.

The used stamps that have been donated by kind-hearted people all across the Rugby borough have been split between Oxfam and Leukaemia Care.

Oxfam sell bags of mixed stamps and cards of sets, while valuable stamps will be sent to auction.

Leukamia Care sells the stamps by weight and they are recycled for their silk content.

All the money generated from the stamps goes directly to the charity.

The Advertiser appeal is support by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Volunteers have spent hours of their own time to process all 250,000 stamps during the last year.

Des Waddington from the church said: “It’s been fantastic watching the stamps flood in by the thousand. Members of the church and their friends have done an amazing job in processing so many stamps.

“It’s good to think that the good deeds that we do can have a really positive effect on the lives of people who are much worse off than we are.

“As we follow the example of Jesus Christ, looking out for the poor and needy, we become better people and help to relieve pain and suffering. The used stamp appeal has benefitted so many people - long may it continue.”

Linda Vineall from Rugby donated around 20 albums of stamps belonging to her late husband David, who died ten years ago of leukaemia.

Linda said: “It’s nice to know they are going to a good cause.”

The Advertiser would like to thank everyone who has donated to the appeal and to all the volunteers involved.

Stamps can still be donated at the office in Albert Street.