Stamp collection has hit new record

Re: Used postage stamps for charity.

Although much of the mail we all receive these days is franked rather than stamped like it all used to be many years ago, there are still two occasions every year when we receive more stamps than usual on the letters we receive – at birthdays and at Christmas.

Christmas of course is the time when we receive most of our stamps, and although our usual kind-hearted team of contributors need no reminding, for those who have not collected stamps in the past, and may consider doing so in the future, could they please be aware to cut or tear stamps from the envelopes of the Christmas cards they receive and leave around half an inch of envelope border around each stamp.

Please, we urge you, do not throw something away when it can benefit such a worthwhile charity as the one we are supporting.

Stamps can be deposited in the many collection boxes that are in various locations around Filey and Scarborough, and they can always be delivered or posted to us.

We offer our sincere and grateful thanks to all of those who contribute, not only their own used postage stamps, but the ones they kindly collect from others, all for the benefit of the current charity we support, Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

They will be pleased to learn that their efforts this year have resulted in our largest-ever collection of used postage stamps since we first began collecting.

The large numbers of stamps collected take up much more of our time than they ever used to so we do not have time to thank all contributors individually or to make and send Christmas cards to you all.

Due to your sterling efforts in making our campaign so successful we don't mind the extra work and would welcome more, as long as you all understand we are kept so busy with this increased throughput, that we cannot express our thanks as often as we once did.

Therefore we are taking this opportunity to thank all current and future contributors, and also our two very hard-working stamp trimming team members, Joyce Tingle, of Scarborough, and Michael Butt, of Filey, and we wish all of you, and your families, the happiest of Christmas's and every good wish for the coming year.

Jean and Robert Dyson

1 Langsett Avenue



YO14 0DF