Ciaran puts stamp on charity fundraising

Ciaran Dalton and younger brother Ellis with the mammoth amount of stamps collected for charity
Ciaran Dalton and younger brother Ellis with the mammoth amount of stamps collected for charity
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A Market Rasen boy is helping a charity raise thousands of pounds each year.

Ciaran Dalton was inspired by his grandma, Sandra Tindall, to collect stamps to help the RNIB and the caring pair have now been collecting for two years.

“We have had some amazing stamps this year,” said Sandra.

“All of a sudden, someone drops off a bag at the door; one lot even contained a collection of old pre-decimal stamps.

“We would like to say thank you to everyone for their help.”

And the latest donation came from members of Market Rasen Rotary Club, which filled a whole washing basket, giving Ciaran plenty to do over the school holiday - trimming the stamps.

“When cutting stamps from the envelope, please leave a border of about 1cm of paper, as they are not worth anything if the perforations are damaged,” added Sandra.

In the financial year 2012/13, the RNIB raised more than £16,000 through stamp collections and Sandra, Ciaran and younger brother Ellis are certainly helping the charity to reach its £20,000 for this year.

Stamps can be dropped off at Market Rasen Primary School or Style Studio in Union Street.