Help Bridgehead to Collect Stamps for Charity

SGS Packaging Europe’s many offices are constantly thinking up great ways to support local and national charities. From marathons to bake sales, barely a day goes by when there isn’t something interesting going on in aid of a worthy cause.

Right now our Bridgehead office is collaborating with an associate at Keyzo IT Solutions to collect used stamps. The Kiloware Stamp Appeal is in aid of Lindsey Lodge Hospice in Scunthorpe, which provides high-quality palliative care to people who need it most. Kiloware is a term for large quantities of postage stamps, with the word adopted for charitable collections by Blue Peter many years ago. Events like this take place across the world all year round, but especially during the Christmas period.

The Bridgehead office recently supported Dove House Hospice in Hull through It's a Knock Out, an enormous inflatable assault course, raising over £740. This time they’ve decided to help a similar charity on the other side of the River Humber, where many of our team members live. Just like Dove House, Lindsey Lodge provides valuable end of life care for people who can't be cured of their life-limiting illness, so anyone who would like to support Bridgehead’s stamp appeal is very welcome to do so.

It’s all very simple and getting involved is effortless:
-- Just rip off the corner of the envelope with the stamp on –  there’s no need to remove the stamp, as collectors prefer to do this personally. 
-- You can either drop off your used stamps at our Bridgehead office or send them in the post (address below). 
-- Once the stamps have been handed over to Lindsey Lodge, its team will advertise them online and sell in bundles to collectors. 
-- The bigger the bundle, the more they’ll sell for.

Our friend Therisa Thompson from Keyzo will take all of the stamps to Lindsey Lodge in the New Year, so you still have a few weeks left to participate. With Christmas cards landing on everyone’s doormats, we’re sure you’ll have plenty of stamps that you can bring in. Literally every single one will make the pile that little bit heavier, meaning more money raised for this crucial organisation.

If you’d like to donate your used stamps, whether it’s just a couple or an entire envelope full of them, please pop into out Bridgehead office or send them to SGS Packaging Europe, Orchid Road, Bridgehead Business Park, Hessle, HU13 0DH. (If you do send them in the post, we’ll make sure to remove the stamp from the envelope too!)

Fellow SGS Packaging Europe staff in other offices could save them up in a safe place and then send them all to Bridgehead in one go. And remember, every donation makes a difference to the care and wellbeing of a person in need, so don't allow a single stamp to be put in the bin this Christmas.

Once the stamps have been given to Lindsey Lodge, we'll let you know how much was raised through the Kiloware Stamp Appeal. Follow our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels so that you never miss out on SGS updates.

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