Used Postage Stamps For Charity (UK)Millions of people, young and old, are stamp collectors (philatelists), and philately is an educational and fun hobby.
Couple this with helping charities as well, keeping stamps out of landfill, and instead recycling stamps to collectors!!!!!This is a webpage listing charities in the UK which collect used postage stamps to raise money for charity. Charities find used stamps, which they then sort, and sell on to collectors and philatelists, an excellent source of extra income, and you are helping save the environment and reduce waste by not binning them! What could be better?Whether your stamps are recent or old, common or rare, wherever they come from across the world, every stamp can be saved! The charities/ volunteers below collect used stamps for charities. Please send your used stamps to any of them, all donations of stamps will be most gratefully received
!Website last updated: November 26th 2013NOTE: Please ensure that adequate postage is applied to your package(If underpaid, the Post Office charge the receiver £1 plus the underpaid dues) otherwise your donation may not reach the charity. There have been several reports recently that packages are being sent to the charities listed here with no/ vastly underpaid postage.This then either costs the charity a lot of money to retrieve the packages, which makes it pointless sending a donation or means that your donation will not reach them anyway. CHARITIES WHICH NEED YOUR USED POSTAGE STAMPS: RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution)the society that pays for the lifeboats that mean hundreds of lives are saved each year around Britian's coast. RNLI stamps, care/of Lara,7 Speedwell, Brixham Devon, TQ5 9MJ, England(please note this is not a head office address, but is simply a local unpaid volunteer. Please only send stamps, no other correspondence. Receipt confirmations available upon request, please include a postal address for same!) Please ensure correct postage is put on bulky envelopes, as we cannot afford to pay to retrieve them from the sorting office if insufficient postage is put onInternational and UK postage stamps equally welcome. Address Last Confirmed: November 2013The South Devon Players theatre company
An awardwinning (and featured on national BBC TV) theatre company specialising in shows about local history, with a strong ethos of life- and specialist- skills building for members. Please send in envelopes that fit through a letter box thanks.
The South Devon Players
c/o Chestnut Community Centre
1-3 Poplar Close
Devon TQ5 0SAAddress Last Confirmed: November 2013Leukaemia & Lumphoma ResearchLeukaemia & Lumphoma Research
C/O Sue and Bill Colloff
5 Ashley Road
E7 8PEAddress Last Confirmed: August 2013
'At Canine Partners our mission is to assist people with disabilities to enjoy a greater independence and a better quality of life and, where possible, to help them into education and employment, through the provision of specially trained dogs for the disabled, whose well-being is a key consideration.
More than 1.2 million people in the UK use a wheelchair, and a significant number of those would benefit from a canine partner. We tailor make our dogs to each applicant’s individual needs, training them to help with everyday tasks such as opening and shutting doors, unloading the washing machine, picking up dropped items, pressing buttons and switches and getting help in an emergency. We train dogs for the disabled with even the most complex conditions including members of HM Armed Forces.'
It costs £5,000
to fund a puppy's first year of training
Please send all your stamps to
Canine Partners (Stamp Appeal)
31 Crofton Avenue
WA15 6BZAddress confirmed April 2013Children's Safety Education Foundation
More than 700 children die each year in the UK as a result of an unintentional injury. Keeping safe starts with good education. Help us to reduce the number of child victims by making safety education accessible to every child in the UK.
Send your stamps to
Children's Safety Education Foundation
31 Crofton Avenue
Cheshire WA15 6BZAddress Last Confirmed: Feb 2013St Lukes Hospice
I am raising money for St Lukes Hospice in Plymouth ,Charity No.280681 by collecting donated used postage stamps, stamp collections or anything to do with philately, i.e. First Day Covers, Presentation packs etc.
Donations, large or small can be sent to the following address
ST LUKES WAREHOUSE
PL7 4JN.Address Last Confirmed: Dec 2012RNIB (Royal National Insitute For The Blind
Please leave approximately 1cm of envelope bordering each stamp. The rest of the envelope can be discarded (which will make it cheaper to send). Please separate the stamps into:
The value of a stamp does not matter, so 1p stamps can be grouped together with £1 stamps.
Collected stamps should be sent to:
RNIB Stamp Recycling, PO Box 185, BENFLEET, SS7 9BHAddress Last Confirmed: Aug 2011NBFA (National Benevolent Fund for the Aged)
This is a charity that aims to reduce isolation and loneliness in vulnerable older people in the UK.www.nbfa.org.uk
Please send stamps to:
NBFA, P.O. Box 6198, Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 9XT
(please note this is not a head office address, please only send stamps, no other correspondance. Reciept confirmations available upon request !)Please ensure correct postage is put on bulky envelopes, as we cannot afford to pay to retrieve them from the sorting office if insufficient postage is put on
International and UK postage stamps equally welcome.Address confirmed May 1st 2012Oxfam
Volunteers sort stamps that come into the Banbury Oxfam shop and sell them to other collectors. This raises valuable funds to help Oxfam support those in need across the world.Drop them into your local Oxfam shop, or send to:
Bear Inn, Market Place
OX16 5NWAddress confirmed May 7th 2012LUCIA (Life Uplifted by Change In Africa')This is a charity which helps people (womens groups, healthcare etc) in Africa
Used Stamps, P.O. Box 224, The Guild, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, West Midlands. B15 2TU. United Kingdom.Address Last Confirmed: May 2010St Francis Hospice
This is a Christian hospice helping people who need cancer care.
Fundraising, The Hall, Havering-atte-Bower, Romford. RM4 1QH. Address Last Confirmed: May 2010CRY Stamps and Collectables, 27 High Street, Eastleigh, Southampton, SO50 5LF, UK. CRY (Care and Relief for the Young) is a Christian charity dedicated to caring for disadvantaged, destitute and suffering children, young people and their families.
CRY aims to rescue and restore young lives broken by poverty, oppression, exclusion and abuse and to provide appropriate opportunities for a better future. Address Last Confirmed: May 2010Leprosy Mission (TLM)Our mission is to minister in the name of Jesus Christ to the physical, mental, social and spiritual needs of individuals and communities disadvantaged by leprosy; working with them to uphold human dignity and eradicate leprosy.
Send to:26 Drift Road, Clanfield, Waterlooville, Hants, PO8 0JL Address Last Confirmed: May 2010LEPRA the British charity for the worldwide relief of leprosy and kindred diseases. Any stamps and anything philatelic, plus postcards,used or unused are acceptable. David Fagence; 43 Fairway; Carshalton; Surrey; SM5 4HR; United Kingdom Address Last Confirmed: May 2010BRITTLE BONE SOCIETY
The Brittle Bone Society collects and then sells on all types of used stamps.. Please ensure correct postage is put on bulky envelopes, as we cannot afford to pay to retrieve them from the sorting office if insufficient postage is put onSend stamps (you can also send coins and postcards to this address, the older the better!) to: Mr and Mrs J Price
57 Mount Pleasant
http://www.brittlebone.org/supportbbsfundraising.html Address Last Confirmed: Feb 2012DHIVERSE
This charity works to reduce the spread of HIV and AIDS. They accept postcards as well as stamps.
To donate unwanted stamps or postcards please either drop them into one of their centres or send them via post to: Please ensure correct postage is put on bulky envelopes, as we cannot afford to pay to retrieve them from the sorting office if insufficient postage is put onThe Stamps Team
http://www.dhiverse.org.uk/_stampsAndCoins.htm Address Last Confirmed: May 2011
Carers’ Centre Hull is collecting used stamps to raise further funds so please send us your stamps.
We can raise money from both British and overseas stamps. It doesn't matter if they have already been used, or if they are everyday first or second class stamps.
When you are next coming into Hull please pop them into the Centre or alternatively post them to:Please ensure correct postage is put on bulky envelopes, as we cannot afford to pay to retrieve them from the sorting office if insufficient postage is put on
Carers’ Centre Hull
Unit 5, The Shirethorn Centre
37-42 Prospect Street
HU2 8BRhttp://www.carerscentrehull.org.uk/Address Last Confirmed: Oct 2010Together Trust
The Together Trust (registered charity number: 209782) provides care, education and support for children and adults with learning and physical disabilities, autism and emotional needs. Our services include residential homes, domiciliary care, specialist schools and a foster ing service for hard to place children. Every year we help over 1400 children and adults to overcome very significant barriers giving them the most positive future possible.Please ensure correct postage is put on bulky envelopes, as we cannot afford to pay to retrieve them from the sorting office if insufficient postage is put on
Together Trust centre
Email firstname.lastname@example.orgAddress Last Confirmed: May 2010Animal SOS Sri Lanka
Animal SOS Sri Lanka is a UK registered charity who recycles used stamps, going some way to funding their vital work with the stray animals in Sri Lanka. Animal SOS Sri Lanka own a 4-acre plot in south Sri Lanka which is an emergency veterinary clinic to treat sick and injured stray animals and a safe-haven for the vulnerable and abused. Any funding enables them to save the lives of many otherwise doomed animals, providing high standards of veterinary care inclding blood screening and postoperative care after sterilisation - which is vital to ensure the survival of the animals.Please ensure correct postage is put on bulky envelopes, as we cannot afford to pay to retrieve them from the sorting office if insufficient postage is put on
Stamps should be sent to:
Animal SOS Sri Lanka
64 Fair Acres
Bucks HP16 0LEAddress Last Confirmed: March 2012Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust
We are a small UK based charity working in The Gambia to reduce rural poverty through improving the welfare and management of working equines. We do this through a combintaion of educational programmes and also provide veterinary care for any animals who require it. The Gambian farmers rely on their horses and donkeys for both farming and transport, so by improving the lives of the animals we are also in tuen improving the lives of their owners. Please sseparate stamps into UK and Overseas and send to Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust, Brewery Arms Cottage, Stane Street, Ockley, Surrey. RH5 5THAddress Last Confirmed: Jan 2012Thatu
Thatu was created in the UK in 2004 by a handful of people who had been inspired by the initiatives of many communities working against the odds in South Africa.
We support such self-help and home-grown projects in poorly resourced communities in South Africa so that they can flourish and reach their full potential – sustaining the future.
Please send stamps to:
Thatu Stamp Appeal,179 Lyham Road, London SW2 5PYinfo@thatu.orgwww.thatu.orgAddress Last Confirmed: Feb 2012If you collect stamps for a charity, add yourself to the listJust send an email with what charity its for, a few words about the charity so that people know what cause they are supporting, if its not clear from the name, and an email/website where people can ask for the postal address of where to send the stamps. This listing is free, and kept up to date, so if things change, just contact me to have the listing edited or removed. Email: email@example.com