Stamps and collectables
An important announcement about Stamps and Collectables
We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has collected stamps to raise funds for people affected by leprosy. We know that so many of you have spent precious time collecting, cutting and trimming with great care. Over the years you have raised thousands of pounds and transformed lives across Africa and Asia – all with stamps! It’s been a joy to receive bags and parcels at the office, all packed and posted with love.
Good stewardship of funds and resources is at the forefront of everything we do, so that we can send as much money as possible to help those with leprosy. In the last couple of years, the value of stamps has greatly reduced. Now that bar-coded stamps have been introduced, stamp value has been further decreased. Sadly, we have now reached the point where used stamps no longer raise the money they did in years gone by.
It is with regret that we have made the tough decision to stop taking donations of stamps and collectables
You may find an outlet to sell stamps yourself, in which case we'd encourage you to do this and send in a donation, so that you can continue your faithful support for people with leprosy.
We hope you understand that, this decision was not taken lightly and that it was taken for the right reasons. Our mission is to do all we can to transform the lives of people affected by leprosy, being the best stewards of our resources and your gifts in the process.