Grantham Journal letter: Many thanks to Scout Post helpers and supporters

May I express our most sincere thanks to all the people of Grantham who supported this year’s Christmas post campaign.

We had a record-breaking year, delivering over 20,000 cards. All of the money raised will go to the benefit of local boys and girls in scout groups in the district.

The campaign brought together a great many peoplein the organising, sorting and delivering of the cards and also brought us into contact with many lasting friends of scouting. Special thanks must go to the businesses that acted as our Post Offices, to the Journal which supported the campaign, to the parents of the boys and girls who delivered the cards and to the scouts active support team and their families who sorted the cards and helped in so many ways.

Finally, yet another plea to present and future customers that we can ONLY easily deliver within the advertised areas. Yet again we have had a large number of cards for addresses outside this area - from nearby villages to places as far as Gloucester and Beeston. While these cards will be delivered either by hand or Royal Mail (obviously we have to buy stamps), it presents problems. Each year we have a number of wrongly addressed cards, the delivery of which tests our ingenuity and this year has been no exception. I have a card with no address for Mr and Mrs Orrey and a card with the wrong address for Mrs K Summers - if they are expecting a card which has not arrived, I’ve got it!

Malcolm Hall

Grantham and District Scout Association