As your Christmas cards start to flood in over the next few weeks please remember to save all your used stamps (UK and foreign) for Kicks Count. The charity is once again holding its annual festive challenge to collect 100kg of used and new stamps in order to raise vital funds.
Fairfield resident Claire Hewitt-Tecim is a volunteer who acts as a local collection point for the charity, which is a cause close to her heart. The collected stamps are weighed and sold to a waste stamp collector. Last year Fairfield residents helped donate an amazing 500g of stamps towards the national target.
Kicks Count is the UK’s leading baby movement resource and awareness campaign, which aims to reduce stillbirths and neonatal deaths by empowering expectant mums with knowledge of baby movements during pregnancy. Fundraising pays for leaflets and posters to be printed and distributed nationwide to midwives, antenatal groups, doctors’ surgeries and hospitals, and each stamp collected could help save a precious little life.
Please drop stamp donations in an envelope or bag to 18 Nickleby Way, or post into the collection box in the foyer of Fairfield Community Hall. Any amount of stamps really will make a huge difference. Please leave a paper border around the stamp where possible, as any stamps which are torn or missing the perforated edges can’t be accepted.
If you’d like further information about the charity visit http://www.kickscount.org.uk