Lions looking for stamps

Maryborough Lionsʼ Gary Hutchinson and Judith Lind are calling for locals to drop off their stamps, and glasses, to the Lions Bookshop.

The Maryborough Lions Club is hunting down postage stamps as part of an international Lions fundraiser aimed at helping mobility-impaired children.

Stamps collected by the club will be sold at auction, with all funds raised going to the Australian Lions Children’s Mobility Foundation who will use the money to buy Hart Walkers, enabling children born with cerebral palsy to move more freely.

The stamp project began in Australia when Queensland Lions members John and Christine Arckless challenged residents in their town of Dayboro to collect stamps for the foundation.

The idea spread from there and now Maryborough Lion and stamp project coordinator, Gary Hutchinson is urging residents to save their stamps for the cause.

“This fits well with our recent project to install the liberty swing in Maryborough as another helping hand for mobility- impaired children,” he said.

Used stamps are preferred on paper and can be dropped off in a collection box at the Maryborough Lions Bookshop on High Street.

For more on this story see Page 4 of The Advertiser, Tuesday, March 26

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