More than 1,500 Christmas postcards have already been delivered by Kilburn based Scouts as part of this year’s Stamp and Deliver Scheme.
This year more than 30 groups across Derbyshire have been busy selling 25p stamps to friends, family and local businesses for folk in a bid to raise funds for the organisation and this year’s chosen charities - The Children’s Air Ambulance and Cardiac Risk in the Young.
Folk have posted festive cards in the Scouts’ yellow post boxes, dotted around the county.
The mail is sorted by youngsters in Allestree and Borrowash before being delivered by local groups.
Now in its 32nd year, leader at 1st Horsley and Kilburn Richard Ward said the yearly scheme helps to pay for new tenting and cooking equipment at the Highfield Road based Scouts.
He said: “It’s great to be a part of it and be able to raise that amount from our Scouts delivering to their local area.”
Folk have until 3pm on Monday, December 15, to send any festive post through the service.
Details of where to buy stamps from and to drop off your mail, see bottom right.
The scheme, started by Scouts in Spondon, has raised more than £1million since it began in 1981.
As of last Friday, more than 50,000 cards had been received at the two sorting officers. Between ten and 15 Scouts and their parents went round delivering the cards last weekend, according to Mr Ward, an IT manager by day.
The dad-of-two, 28, of Weaver Close, Crich, said: “We have certainly got a few Scouts that are really keen on getting out and delivering their cards alongside their parents.”
First Horsley and Kilburn Scouts meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For information head to http://www.belperdistrictscouts.org.uk.