Long Buckby newsagents helps out those in need

Hillary Tibbs (Buckby Newsagents), presented Des Waddington (member of the Church of JCLS), with a large selection of stamps recently, which she has been collecting for the 'Stamp Appeal', organised by the church.
Hillary Tibbs (Buckby Newsagents), presented Des Waddington (member of the Church of JCLS), with a large selection of stamps recently, which she has been collecting for the 'Stamp Appeal', organised by the church.

ONCE they’ve done their job and got a letter to your door, most see stamps as rubbish.

But a campaign started in Daventry three years ago has helped turn them into a source of cash to benefit people in need around the world and those suffering with cancer at home.

The used stamp collection started in Daventry around three years ago organised by The Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints in support of Oxfam and Leukaemia Care.

The project relies on members of the public to collect their stamps and drop them off at designated collection points, including the Daventry Express offices.

One of those who have given their time and effort to the project is Hilary Tibbs who runs Buckby Newsagents in Long Buckby. Around 40,000 stamps have been given to her and processed by volunteers.

For more on this story, including why Hilary helps out the project, see this week’s Daventry Express.