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Don't bin used stamps, give them to charity

I'm looking for support for my stamp appeal to raise money for the Bone Cancer Research Trust, the leading charity dedicated to fighting primary bone cancer, and would love the support of your readers.

We are looking for used and new postage stamps from the UK and overseas and any amount at any time of the year is very much appreciated. (More stamps are used in December than in the rest of the months put together.)

Please save your new and used stamps. You can even save them from the bin at work.

Instead of throwing away your stamped envelopes, we can raise vital funds to help us continue with our research, providing information and raising awareness, as well as offering support to those who need it.

Primary bone cancer can occur at any age, but affects mostly children, teenagers, young adults and the elderly. On average, 12 people every week are diagnosed across the UK and Ireland.

The survival rate for this disease is just over 50% and this has not changed in the last 25 years. With your help, we can work towards changing this, so more people have a chance to live.

Please help us to raise awareness as well as funds by sending in something you would normally throw in the bin. Please send your stamps to: BCRT Stamp Appeal, 20 Bowers Road, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 5PZ.

TERRI BUSH

Volunteer stamp appeal co-ordinator

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