Posting a profit for the hospital

By Ian Dipple Friday 09 November 2012 Updated: 09/11 10:29

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Buy photos » Lyel Swingler sorts some of the stamps which have been generously donated so far this year. Picture by Ian Dipple (s).

RESIDENTS are being urged to save their old stamps this Christmas to help deliver thousands of pounds to support the work of the Alexandra Hospital.

The League of Friends has been collecting old stamps for about a decade and so far this year have raised more than £2,600 by selling them on to collectors directly or at auction. Redditch Philatelic Society is a keen supporter.

Volunteers are now appealing for people to send them any stamps from cards they receive over the festive period.

Lyel Swingler, who co-ordinates the stamp appeal, said: "We rely on people sending them to us but most donations are anonymous so I never got a chance to thank them so this is a way of saying thank you, as well as appealing for people to keep sending them. Every stamp is sorted and looked at."

Stamps can be dropped off at the League of Friends' office or the coffee shop at the Alexandra Hospital.

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