Used postage stamps can be taken into McKinlays Estate Agents in the George Shopping Centre, to be recycled by the RNIB. The Royal National Institute of the Blind is asking people to save their stamps in their Christmas Stamps Appeal. The RNIB is one of the UK’s leading charities and the largest community of blind and partially sighted people.
A spokesperson for the national charity said: “By collecting stamps you are helping to break down the barriers that stop people with sight loss living life to the full. Stamps are sold by weight and we raise £20 per kilogram of stamps, so it’s a brilliant way to raise money.” Those donating their used postage stamps to the cause, which can be dropped off at the town centre collection point, are asked to please leave at least a centimetre of envelope or packaging around each stamp.