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Whitstable: 6th Scouts group launches Christmas postal service

By Lydia Chantler-Hicks

Scouts are helping to spread Christmas cheer across Whitstable with their 35th annual Christmas Post - which launches today.

Youngsters at 6th Whitstable Scouts will distribute cards and greetings across the CT5 postcode area this Yuletide, for 20p per card.

Last year, the group delivered more than 10,000 cards across the area and raised about £2,000 for their club - including £400 that was donated to Herne Bay children's charity SNAAP.

David Hardy, 13, helping to sort the Scouts Christmas post in Swalecliffe in 2015. (5589678)
David Hardy, 13, helping to sort the Scouts Christmas post in Swalecliffe in 2015. (5589678)

This year, the group once again hopes to give a proportion of its proceeds to a local charity.

Stamps and post boxes are available at 17 locations across the area, from today until December 14:

Whitstable

Co-op store, Canterbury Road

Clarks Flower Shop, Oxford Street

Oxford Street Books, Oxford Street

Copperfields, High Street

Whites of Kent, High Street

The Chocolate Box, Old Bridge Road

Stocks of Whitstable, Cromwell Road

Harbour News, Harbour Street

Tyrell and Jones, Tower Parade

Whitstable Health Centre, Harbour Street

Estuary View Health Centre, Estuary View

Seasalter

Southern Co-op, Faversham Road

Tankerton

Dunn’s Bakery, Tankerton Road

Polkadot, Tankerton Road

Swalecliffe

Swalecliffe Pharmacy, St John's Rd

Chestfield

Sister Scissors, Chestfield Road

Chestfield Medical Centre, Reeves Way

Chairman Mike Poole said: "Christmas is approaching fast and the season of goodwill, happiness and helping others will soon be here. Please help us to make this year’s post as successful as the last."

Christmas cards should be addressed in the usual way, and posted in the special Scouts post boxes.

They will then be sorted and grouped into rounds, that will be delivered by Explorer Scouts, Scouts, Leaders, Cubs, Beavers, parents and supporters from Saturday 15.

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