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Showing posts with label used stamps. Show all posts

6 April 2019

RNIB Charity Stamp Appeal

If you live in the United Kingdom, you can collect and donate your used stamps to the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB). 

© - RNIB Stamps Appeal
RNIB Stamps Appeal
You can make a real difference to the lives of blind and partially sighted people across the UK. Similar schemes may be available in your country if you live outside the UK.

For philatelists, who still send and receive letters and parcels through the post using postage stamps, it's an easy way of supporting RNIB that won’t cost a penny! It also gives you an opportunity to recycle all your unwanted stamps. 
Just collect used stamps from your cards, letters and parcels and the RNIB will recycle them into much-needed funds. They will help even more people with sight loss access the information, support and advice they need.
This is an easy way to help support them and maybe you could ask your friends, family or work colleagues to get involved as well? 

How stamps make a difference

The RNIB love and value all stamps - whether they’ve already been used, first or second class, foreign, first day covers, presentation packs or albums! 

RNIB do prefer post-2008 UK issues as they are worth more to them than older stamps, due to their scarcity as postage stamp use declines.

However, RNIB use all types of stamps and philatelic material to raise funds for blind and partially sighted people across the UK. Stamps are sold by weight and raise around £20 per kilogram depending on quality, so it is one of the easiest ways to raise money!

Why donate?

Every day 250 people will begin to lose their sight and many will face a future without any help or support. By supporting RNIB, you can help change this and give people with sight loss the gift of a brighter future.

How to donate your stamps

  • To get your pre-paid collection envelopes or boxes, complete the request form or 'phone the number on the RNIB website.
  • Start collecting stamps as they come through your postbox. Stamps do not need to be thoroughly sorted, but it helps if you can separate them into British and Overseas (Channel Islands and Isle of Man count as foreign). 
  • Ensure you leave a one centimetre of envelope or packaging around each stamp! 
  • Pack up your envelope or box and pop it in the post using our pre-paid address labels. 

Further information can be found at RNIB Stamps Appeal