Scouts are ready to deliver Christmas post in Grantham

The Scout Post at The Mayors Parlour. 848D
The Scout Post at The Mayors Parlour. 848D

In its 20th year, the Scouts’ Christmas post will begin on Monday.

Deliveries will be made in the Grantham NG31 area and Barrowby, Gonerby, Harlaxton, Ancaster, Colsterworth and Bottesford. Stamps remain at 20p for cards and 40p for large cards and calendars.

Special Scout stamps will be available from the outlets listed below where there will also be special posting boxes.

Get your stamps from Barrowbygate Pharmacy in Winchester Road, McColls, New Beacon Road, Melton Mowbray Building Society, G. Skinner & Sons Butchers in Barrowby, Brewers Electrical at 1-2 Greyfriars, Grantham Library, Gonerby Groceries, Day-Today News in Rushcliffe Road, Cards for Good Causes in the George Centre, John Beaty Motors in Castlegate and Pizzini Bottesford.

Last year more than 20,200 cards were delivered, boosing local group funds and at the same time helping to save money for local residents.

Since the scheme started in 1993, more than 300,000 cards have been delivered, raising about £37,700 for local Scouts. Groups which deliver the cards receive 15p of the 20p for each stamp on a card delivered in their area. The remainder goes to district-wide projects.

District-wide, funds are used to improve storage for Gang Show equipment/costumes and will also help towards improvements at the Ancaster campside, Dukes Covert.

Scouts are pictured with the Mayor of Grantham, Coun Frank Turner, in his Parlour.