Grantham Journal letter: Scouts post delivered 19,000 cards

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May I express my sincere thanks to all the people who supported this year’s Christmas Post Campaign.

We had another good year, delivering more than 19,000 cards. All of the money raised by this effort will go to 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 to the businesses who acted as our ‘post offices’, the parents who delivered the cards and the Scouts Active Support team who helped in so many ways.

Finally, yet another plea to present and future customers that we can only easily deliver within the advertised areas. This is where our Scout groups are situated or where our members live. Yet again, we have had a large number of cards (some for the same addresses as last year) for outside the area – from nearby villages, but also to places afar as Australia, Bath, Lincoln and Scunthorpe.

While these will be delivered by hand or Royal Mail (obviously we then have to buy the stamps) it presents problems and is costly. We would therefore ask everyone to please keep to the advertised areas.

Each year we have a number of wrongly addressed cards, the delivery of which tests our ingenuity and this year has been no exception. Nearly all have been delivered. I do, however, have cards with no address for ‘Cameron’ ‘Claire and David’ Mr and Mrs Oxborough, Mrs V. Moon, Mr and Mrs J. Bagworth, Mr and Mrs I. Witham and Mrs and Mrs D. Frith – if they are expecting a card which hasn’t arrived I’ve got it.

Malcolm Hall

Grantham and district Scout Association