VIDEO: New Stamp Appeal drop off point in Rugby

In the run up to Christmas the Advertiser’s Stamp Appeal will be looking to build on its success and a new drop off point has been allocated in the town.

More than 425,000 stamps have been collected in the Rugby area so far.

Steve Prime and Des Waddington at Wild and Free

Steve Prime and Des Waddington at Wild and Free

The stamps are processed by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and volunteers.

Helpers trim around the stamps, sort them into UK and overseas and then count them into batches of 500.

The stamps are then donated to Oxfam and Leukaemia Care, who sell them on to raise funds for their important work.

Des Waddington, project coordinator for the church, said: “It’s hard to believe that in this modern age of emails and the like, that the people of Rugby have collected so many stamps for good causes.

“The money raised by the charities will have made a difference to the lives of people in this country and overseas.

“It’s been really exciting watching so many stamps come in.”

Steve Prime, owner of organic fruit and vegetable shop Wild and Free, has offered to use his store in Bank Street, Rugby, as a drop off point.

Steve said: “The appeal supports two fantastic charities and I wanted to do my bit to help.

“People can drop the stamps off here in any quantity and we will put them in the collection box and make sure they get to the members of the church.

“Hopefully this is a convenient place for people to pop in and help support the charities.”

The shop, which has been trading in the town since 2003, is open Monday to Saturday 9.15am to 5pm.