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RSPB - Charity Stamp Collection

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Christmas is the time of year when many of you will receive letters and Christmas cards. Please do not discard the stamps on the envelopes as we collect them for a charity the school supports.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) in the U.K. raises money through the sale of used stamps to support urgently needed funds for the Albatross Appeal. Last year, through the sale of used stamps, over sixteen thousand pounds was raised. Each year up to 100,000 albatrosses drown because of being caught on the billion baited hooks used by longline fishing boats in the southern ocean. 1,721 out of the 223 species of albatross are threatened with extinction. The RSPB and Birdlife International have set up the Albatross Task Force to train people to work with fishermen at sea. They show crews simple ways to avoid catching albatrosses on their fishing lines. This work can make a huge difference, but it is expensive. You can follow the progress of the task force on its website.

We collect used stamps throughout the year. Please place your used stamps in the box located outside the HS-4 (High School Corridor) classroom which is next to the counter which houses general information available to the school community.

Thank you in advance for your support and assistance.