The Wirral Charity Post

Box off your Christmas cards

Radio Clatterbridge listeners are being urged to support the Wirral Charity Post.

With three post boxes within the health park, there’s no excuse for not using the service to send your Christmas cards.

Emily Sault, from organisers Wirral Scouts and Guides, returned to the studio to tell Coffee Club presenter Steve Evans about this year’s post.

She explained how stamps cost 30p each and are available from many outlets across the peninsular.

You can visit the Wirral Charity Post website to find your nearest participating retailer.

Emily advised people to write the addresses and postcodes clearly on envelopes and revealed they have previously received cards without either!

People have until midday on 12th December 2018 to post their cards and don’t forget they don’t deliver to Great Sutton or Ellesmere Port.

In Clatterbridge, you can use the special boxes at the RVS Shop, Wirral Hospice St John’s and Claire House.

“The earlier you can get your cards posted the better…. Sometimes we have a mad rush towards the end to get them all delivered.” – Emily Sault

The charity post began in 1982 and since then more than £500,000 has been given to local charities.

This year, Maggie’s Merseyside at Clatterbridge and Wirral Hospice St John’s are amongst the 15 good causes to benefit, along with Wirral’s Scouts and Guides.

A small army of volunteers will sort all cards by hand and before posting them through letterboxes.

Deliveries take place this year on the weekends of the 8th and 15th December.

Despite a drop in the number of people writing cards, they are still expecting to sort through around 400,000.

“With the internet now they’re becoming less of a thing. But receiving a Christmas card is one of the nicest things. If you can use the Wirral Charity Post as well it’s a way of benefiting your local community even further.” – Emily Sault

Listeners heard how the stamps have a new look this year, with a reindeer motif designed by local scout Lilly Holmes.

But Emily explained how people who have stamps left over from last year are still able to use them this Christmas.