The first collection of the Grantham Scouts Christmas Post took place yesterday, with two more planned over the next fortnight.
The annual scheme sees the local scouts groups delivering cards in the area, using special ‘Scout Stamps’ which raise money for the groups and district-wide projects.
The ‘Scout Stamps’ cost just 20p each - except for large cards and calendars which will be 40p each - and are currently on sale at the outlets listed below, all of which have special posting boxes.
The groups who deliver the cards receive 15p of the 20p for each stamp on a card delivered in their area, with the remainder going towards other district projects.
The first collection from the designated posting boxes took place yesterday, ahead of the second on December 10 and the last on December 17 at 12 noon.
Deliveries are then taking place on the weekends following the collections. Organisers want to make it clear to those using the service that the scouts ONLY deliver to addresses in the Grantham NG31 post code, including Great Gonerby, Barrowby, Bottesford, Colsterworth, Ancaster and Harlaxton. They are not able to deliver post addressed to other areas - this WILL NOT be delivered. The reason for deliveries in the above villages is that they have scout groups there or a large presence of members to carry out the deliveries.
The ‘Scout Stamps’ and posting boxes can be found at:
* Barrowbygate Pharmacy, Winchester Road
* McColls, New Beacon Road
* The Melton Building Society, 43 High Street
* G Skinner & Sons Butchers, Barrowby
* Coversure Insurance, Conduit Lane (opposite Café)
* Grantham Library, Isaac Newton Centre
* Gonerby Groceries
* Day - Today News, Rushcliffe Road
* Cards for Good Causes, George Centre
* John Beaty Motors, Castlegate
* Pizzini, 5 High Street, Bottesford