Published: 00:01, 26 November 2018
| Updated: 09:23, 26 November 2018
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.
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:
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
Southern Co-op, Faversham Road
Dunn’s Bakery, Tankerton Road
Polkadot, Tankerton Road
Swalecliffe Pharmacy, St John's Rd
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.