Hilary Hills – Trustee
We are writing to organisations in this area to ask whether you would be
prepared to approach your members to ask if anyone might be interested in
becoming a volunteer for one day each week at the small social club that our
charity runs in Leatherhead.
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Michael Agius – Chairman CCP
Thank you to everyone who made use of the Christmas Charity Post [CCP] again this year. Whilst the value of stamps sold was down about 6% on last year, we still sold £3,391 worth and delivered over 10,000 cards during December. A very good result.
Thanks again to the six Area Managers, their volunteers who sell stamps and deliver cards, as well as all the shops who sell stamps and act as posting points. Two thirds of all stamps are sold at local shops.
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The Area Managers have a very interesting time getting some cards to their destinations, particularly if the card only has a name and no address on the envelope, or if the card is completely misaddressed. This is where their local knowledge gained over many years comes into play. In carrying out some final detective work on cards that the Managers couldn’t find homes for, I particularly want to thank all those who gave me advice on who or where the cards might be for, by answering my posts on Nextdoor. In the end we found homes for all the cards posted
Keeping a small amount for costs that will need to be expended prior to next Christmas, the Committee have agreed that the £3,000 will be distributed to four charities, split as follows :
The two Government matched projects will add another £1500 to the amounts dispersed, giving a wonderful total of £4,500.
Our volunteers are a very dedicated group. They keep raising significant funds for people living in developing countries who are unable to work their way out of poverty without being given a helping hand. Once again many thanks to all of them and to all of you for using the Christmas Charity Post once again.
One last thought. The Managing Committee and their helpers are all getting older and we could do with some young blood. If anyone reading this would be prepared to help in the run up to Christmas, please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org.