New Banbury drop-off point for church stamp appeal

Barry Whitehouse, owner of The Artery with the latest batch of stamps to be donated.. NNL-151026-094708001
Barry Whitehouse, owner of The Artery with the latest batch of stamps to be donated.. NNL-151026-094708001
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A new drop-off point for the used stamp appeal organised by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Banbury has now been set up in the town centre.

The appeal is now firmly established with more than 105,000 stamps having been collected and donated to Oxfam and Leukaemia Care and the new drop-off point will be at the Artery Art Shop inside the Old Town Deli Café on Parsons Street.

Barry Whitehouse, owner of the Artery, said: “I am really pleased to be involved in this project and have been amazed that people have been coming into the shop from all over the county to drop off bags of used stamps.”

Once the stamps are received by the church, members process the stamps prior to them being handed over to the charities. The processing involves cutting excess envelope from around the stamps, separating into UK or Overseas and then counting and bagging in batches of 500’s.

Des Waddington, Project Coordinator for the church based on Chatsworth Drive, added: “As we head towards Christmas, this is the best time of year for collecting and donating stamps. Many of us receive Christmas cards with stamps from all over the world – I am hoping that this will be a bumper year for the stamp project.

“The people in the Banbury area have been so generous, their kindness will help to improve the lives of many people at home and abroad.”