Christmas post to launch in Nailsea and Backwell

PUBLISHED: 12:56 08 November 2019

Nailsea and Backwell Scouts with some of the post last year.

Nailsea and Backwell Scouts with some of the post last year.

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Scouts will start delivering Christmas cards to homes in Backwell and Nailsea.

For the 21st year, 1st and 2nd Nailsea and Backwell Scouts have teamed up to deliver thousands of cards.

More than 5,500 cards were delivered to the two areas last year, raising £1,300. Of that money, £160 was passed on to The Young Carers of Nailsea.

Organiser Richard Simmons thanked businesses for hosting postboxes and Pring & Co for its support.

He said: "The Scouts Christmas Post is more than just a scheme to help fund scout activities and buy new equipment but is also a community activity where a team of helpers deliver your cards all around the town and in addition a proportion of the money from the sale of stamps is donated to a local charity each year."

The last date for posting is noon on December 21 and stamps cost 30p.

The scheme begins tomorrow (Saturday).

Postboxes will be available at:

NAILSEA:

* Tout's Budgens supermarket at Wraxall service station;

* School Togs, Clevedon Walk

* Hunter Leahy, High Street

* Cohens Chemist, Colliers Walk

* MayNews, Somerset Square

* Co-op, Hannah More Road

* Grove Stores

BACKWELL

* Backwell Motors, Station Road

* Backwell Vets, Rodney Road

* The Barbers, West Town Road

* Parker's, Station Road.

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