Monolingualism can be cured
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that's well cool!
isn't it where scouts deliver in their local area christmas cards at christmas time ....they used to do it in the two next to me but stopped a few years back...must not have been cost effective enough
they used to do this where i was a guide. our leader was involved with delivering. it was christmas cards that were delivered but i dont recall much else.
id love to organise a southampton one for joint scouts and guides but you'd need other units on board and it would take a while, sorting to postcode then to street etc. I think it is more about people having time, the scouts work for free and so it would be hall hire, stamps and time
"they say; a pessimist sees a glass of water as half empty, an optimist sees the same glass as half full but a giving person looks for someone who's thirsty."
Wirral Scouts and Guides operate a Charity Christmas post!
It began with one Scout district and the Guides in that district in 1981 and it gradually expanded to include all the Scout districts on the Wirral and some Guiding Units.
This year the stamps will cost 20p to post a Christmas card within Wirral boundaries. The units that participate 'earn' money for the stamps they sell and the weight of cards they deliver. Money is also donated to local nominated charities. The presentation takes place in February.
So far a total of over £100,000 has been donated to local charities.
(See website for more info. Wirral Scout Christmas Post - Home Page)
The main coordinating committee work fantastically hard!
There is a lot of time involved in selling stamps, sorting post and two deliveries to make in the weekends prior to Christmas, but it is shared out across the units and parents help.
(we sometimes say that it would be handy if the Christmas post was in July when it isn't so busy and the weather may be better!)
I am proud to have been involved since it began. (when post was sorted on people's dining tables!)
I've just read it - sounds great!
I've seen signs in a part of York about Scouts collecting some recycling, presumably they sell it on to raise funds.
All very enterprising.
We do it in Cardiff and the Vale too. I'm co ordinator for my area which thankfully is quite small! I've got 20000 stamps to sell through our units and then we have to sort and deliver. We only make money on the stamps we sell and not what we deliver.
Oh I just read it and it mentions us too!!
Our stamps have been 18p for the last few years. The committee must have decided that multiples of 20 were easier to add up than 18's.