Scouts to deliver post in and around Grantham this Christmas
Scouts will be delivering Christmas post again this year.
The popular fund-raising service is now into its 26thyear, and Grantham Scouts will delivercards within the Grantham NG31area, as well as Barrowby, Gonerby, Harlaxton, Ancaster, Colsterworth, Foston, Long Bennington and Skillington. Bottesford is not included this year.
Since the scheme started in 1993, over 400,000 cards have been delivered, raising nearly £60,700 for local Scouts. The stamp price this year is 25p, except for large cards and calendars which will be 50p each. Groups which deliver the cards will receive 18p of the 25p for each stamp on a card delivered in their area.The remainder goes towards district-wide projects.
Last year nearly 12,600 cards were delivered, boosting local group funds and at the same time helping to save money for local residents.
All the money earned either went to the individual groups who delivered the cards and was spent on a variety of projects at local group level, including the purchase of new camping and activity equipment, or to the district for bigger projects, such as the continuing need for training, and for maintenance and improvements at the Ancaster campsite, Dukes Covert.
From Monday,November 18, special Scout Stamps will be on sale at the outlets listed below, all of which have special posting boxes.
- Barrowby Gate 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 Club, High Street, Great Gonerby
- Day - Today News, Rushcliffe Road
- Cards for Good Causes, George Centre
- John Beaty Motors, Castlegate
- Colsterworth Co-Op, Bridge End, Colsterworth
Deliveries will start from the first week in December.
Those posting cards in the Scouts post are asked to properly address the cards and only post them for the areas listed above.
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