Childhood Cancer is one of Lions Club International's five global causes.
When Budleigh Salterton Lions Club found out that the Children's Hospice South West (CHSW) can raise much needed funds from used postage stamps, it decided to help.
Everyone receives letters, parcels or postcards so why not donate the used stamps. The Budleigh Lions Club have asked local businesses and households to donate their used stamps.
What happens to the stamps?
When the Lions has a good quantity of stamps, it will deliver them to CHSW.
CHSW then forwards them to its stamp dealer who pays CHSW for the discarded stamps by weight and even more for special stamps and albums.
This is an easy way to help raise funds for CHSW, it involves the local community and businesses and helps to spread awareness of the fantastic work that the CHSW does.
What Is Children's Hospice South West?
For more than 30 years, Children's Hospice South West (CHSW) has been caring for children with life-threatening conditions by providing children's hospice and professional family support services.
CHSW is dedicated to making the most of short and precious lives through the provision of the best possible hospice care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions. The care offered at each of their three hospices is not just about medical and nursing support for sick children but enriching lives of the children and their families.
CHSW provides specialist palliative care, respite for the whole family, a sibling service for brothers and sisters, emergency support, end of life care and a bereavement service for as long as is needed.