Revamp for stamp charity collection

Kam Patel with Des Waddington
Kam Patel with Des Waddington

A charity stamp project run by a church in Daventry has been given a revamp and a new drop-off point.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has been collecting stamps and until recently used the Daventry Express offices as a drop off point.

However, a new collection point has now been set up at the Post Office in Sheaf Street.

The two charities that the project supports are Oxfam and Leukaemia Care.

Once the stamps have been processed to remove parts of envelopes, they are then donated to these charities who then sell them on to raise vital funds. Des Waddington, the project coordinator for the church said: “We have been really delighted that so many people in the Daventry area have supported this project.

“The response of the local community in getting involved in this worthwhile cause has been fantastic.

“Local schools, businesses and families have all joined in to make it a great success.

“All this good work contributes to making our local community a better one.”

Kam Patel, who runs the Post Office said: “One of the first things people think of when they think of stamps is the Post Office, so this seems a very natural place to be used as a drop off point. We are delighted to help out with this project.”