Grantham Journal letter: 17,000 cards have been delivered

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May I, through your newspaper, express our most sincere thanks to all the people of Grantham who supported this year’s Christmas Post Campaign. We had another very good year, delivering nearly 17,000 cards.

All of the money raised by this effort will go the benefit of local boys and girls in Scout groups in the district.

The campaign brought together a great many people in the organising, sorting and delivering of the cards.

Special thanks must go to the businesses who acted as our ‘post offices’, 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 will in future only deliver within the advertised areas, which is where our Scout groups are situated.

Yet again we have had a large number of cards (some for the same addresses as last year) for outside this area – from nearby villages, but also many other further 
villages) to places as far afield as Scunthorpe, York, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

Whilst these cards will be delivered either by hand or Royal Mail (obviously we have to buy stamps), it presents problems, and is costly, and we would therefore ask everyone to please keep within the advertised area.

We will not be forwarding them on next year.

Each year we have a number of wrongly or badly addressed cards, the delivery of which tests our ingenuity, and this year has been no exception. Nearly all have been delivered by hand, happily. I do however have cards with no address for ‘Mr & Mrs B Stagg’, ‘June & Bernard’ and ‘Sue – from Julie’ – if they are expecting a card which hasn’t arrived, I’ve got it!!

A final plea for full 
addresses (preferably correct) on all cards, and again, please, only within our delivery
area.

Once again, many thanks from the Scouts of Grantham and District.

Malcolm Hall

Grantham & District Scout Association