Lions Stamp Club
POSTAGE STAMPS HELP CHILDREN TO WALK.
Since 2005 the Lions International Stamp Club (LISC) has been collecting used stamps and unwanted collections from clubs and individuals in Australia and overseas and selling them to raise funds for the Australian Lions Children’s Mobility Foundation. (ALCMF)
Stamp sales since 2005 have raised well over $50,000. The club handles in excess of 300 kilos of clipped stamps every year and each year the project grows a little larger as more and more clubs and individuals join in.
The money donated is used to purchase walking frames for children born with cerebral palsy.
Stamp Club Australian secretary Ross Paine co-ordinates the project. “We ask people sending stamps to clip around the stamp leaving no less than an eighth of an inch and no more than a quarter of an inch of paper. Not too close and not too much paper either. Every stamp donated is sent to auction and every cent raised is passed on to ALCMF. “We ask that the stamps are clipped neatly as the buyers purchase by the kilo and they will not bid on a lot if they see too much paper left around the stamps, and unfortunately we just don’t have the time to clip any more stamps after we do the ones we obtain ourselves.”
We will also happily accept unwanted collections, first day covers, post office packs etc and sort these for the auctions. “We recently sold the donated collection from a deceased estate and received almost $1000 towards the project,” said Ross.
If you would like to contribute to this project, or have an unwanted collection, Sunshine Coast resident Ross Paine would love to hear from you. Ross can be contacted on 07 5448 1592 or email@example.com and his address is 10 Balgownie Drive, Peregian Springs. 4573.