Brechin Scouts gearing up for festive deliveries

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MEMBERS of the local Scout group are once again gearing up for their annual fund raising event - the Christmas card delivery service to the town area of Brechin.

“As the only fund-raising activity undertaken by the Scout Group this is a vital time of year for us and we hope to once again provide a valuable service to the people of Brechin,” explains a group spokesperson.

“With the cost of a second class stamp at 36p we hope that as many people as possible will help us raise vital funds by using our service which costs a reasonable 20p per card, the same as last year.

“The collecting boxes will be in the usual shops - Hendry’s, Co-operative (Trinity Road), Gardiners, St Ninian’s Square Newsagents, Dennis’s and Newsplus, from Sunday, November 27 until approximately 2 pm on Monday, December 19, and we thank the proprietors of these shops for their assistance with this event.

“The sorting dates for the cards this year will be Monday, December 5, 12 and 19 and Thursday, December 8 and 15.

“If you can help us sort cards the Scout hut will be open from 6 pm onwards on these dates and any and all help is gratefully received, from children to grandparents - even if you can only come down for a short time. Many hands make light work as they say.

“Although most streets in Brechin have been allocated two volunteer “posties” for deliveries, we still have a few streets that we need help with.

“If you would be willing to help deliver cards on our behalf please contact Mandy Thomson on (01356) 622159.

“We would like to thank everyone who has already agreed to help with our deliveries.”

Readers are asked to note that Christmas cards can only be delivered to the town area of Brechin.

“Cards for Farnell, Trinity, Edzell, Aberdeen and North Yorkshire unfortunately cannot be posted or delivered,” continued the spokesperson.

“If you were to make a mistake and place these types of cards in the collecting boxes accidentally please contact either Mandy Thomson, or a member of the Scouts, so that we can retrieve and return these cards to you for posting with the Royal Mail.”