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UK-based website for people to support charities by sending off thier used postage stamps
Used Postage Stamps For Charity (UK)

Millions of people, young and old, are stamp collectors (philatelists), and philately is an educational and fun hobby. Double this with helping charities as well, keeping stamps out of landfill, and instead recycling stamps to collectors!!!!!

This is a webpage listing charities, mainly 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 listed below collect used postage stamps for charities. Please send your used stamps to any of them, all donations of stamps will be most gratefully received! Contact us to add your charity to the directory list
List last updated: May 2nd 2017

NOTE: Please ensure that adequate postage is applied to your package


RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution)
the society that pays for the lifeboats that mean hundreds of lives are saved each year around Britain's coast.
RNLI stamps, care/of Lara,
7 Speedwell,
TQ5 9MJ,
(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 an address for same!)
International and UK postage stamps equally welcome. email happy.lara.smiles@gmail.com for her stamp collecting. 
Address Last Confirmed: May 2017

The South Devon Players theatre & film company
An awardwinning (and featured on national BBC TV) theatre and film company specialising in period and historical drama.
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 0SA
Address Last Confirmed: May 2017

Monies raised supports over sixty services for visually impaired adults and children in the UK. Our address is
RNIB Stamp Appeal,
PO Box 185,
Essex,SS7 9BH.
Our office covers the whole of the UK. For more information please email rnibstamps@rnib.org.uk
Address Last Confirmed: May 2017

is a Ugandan community based NGO which was formed in 2013. SIM Africa was created with a vision of alleviating the suffering of people affected by HIV/AIDS. Certification Registration Number IDIG/229/14
P.O BOX 600,
Address Last Confirmed: May 2017

Hedgehog Haven Essex Rescue Centre
We are a small registered charity. We are homebased and have rescue centres in Colchester and Frinton-on-Sea, Essex.

We were founded in 2007 and have taken in over 3,000 sick, injured and orphaned hedgehogs found by members of the public. we Rescue, Repair, Rehabilitate and Release them back into safe environments. We receive no funding so rely totally on donations. Our native hedgehog is now on the endangered species list, and if their decline continues, they could be extinct by 2025 – help us prevent the loss of our favourite mammal.

Please send stamps to: Hedgehog Haven Rescue Centre,
19 Warley Way.
Essex, CO13 9PA
Address Last Confirmed: Jan 2017

Band of Rescuers help lots of different animals in need but mainly unwanted or abandoned cats and kittens. We also scan dead and live animals who are lost to help reunite them with their owners. We do home visits for all animals adopted from us and we ensure that the animals are either spayed or neutered before they go to new homes or we recall them if they are not old enough at that time. We need to raise money to pay for food for the animals in our care and of course vet fees as every one comes with costs.
Kathy Bowerman
14 Hill View,
YO31 1HZ.
Address Last Confirmed: Sept 2016

Headway Lincolnshire
is a charity that supports brain injury survivors and their families.
Headway Lincolnshire,
The Len Medlock Centre,
St Georges Road,
Lincolnshire Pe21 8yb
Address Last Confirmed: Sept 2016

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
(charity information not submitted)
Poplar Grove Practice
Meadow Way
Bucks HP20 1BX
Address Last Confirmed: July 2016

Collecting Stamp's For The Charity Of Motor Neurone Disease
StampOut MND,
7 Centre Court,
Stoke On Trent
Cheshire ST7 2EB
Address Last Confirmed: July 2016

Bransby Horses
(no charity information submitted)
Bransby Horses,
Lincoln, LN1 2PH
Address Last Confirmed: April 2016

French Bulldog Rescue GB (FBRGB)
is one of only two registered charities who specialise in the rescue of French Bulldogs, we are a non profit organisation run by volunteers. Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home French Bulldogs in need from private rescue groups, and owners here in Great Britain. All the dogs are neutered and our goal is to place healthy and happy French Bulldogs into well-matched, carefully screened forever homes.
Please send stamps to
Address Last Confirmed: Feb 2016

Reaching the Unreached
is a grassroots organisation working in rural villages in South India supporting orphaned and destitute children, and the very poorest families living on the margins of society. We have four Children’s Villages, our own schools and the children in our care are supported through college until they are independent young adults. We also support the poorest children in their own homes so they can attend school, build decent homes for homeless families, dig bore wells to give rural villages clean, safe water and have a microfinance scheme to help rural women set up their own enterprises. Please leave approximately 1cm of envelope bordering each stamp - the rest of the envelope can be discarded which will make them cheaper to send. Please send stamps to:

Mo Houlden
UK Co-ordinator
Reaching the Unreached
Shallows, The Shallows,
Breamore, Fordingbridge,
Hampshire SP6 2AG
Address Last Confirmed: Feb 2016

The CLA Charitable Trust
helps disabled and disadvantaged people in England and Wales to experience and learn about the countryside, by giving grants to organisations who provide them with education, recreation and facilities.
The CLA Charitable Trust
16 Belgrave Square
Tel: 020 7460 7941
Address Last Confirmed: Oct 2015

The Swindon Talking newspaper
provides a free player and weekly publication for visually impaired and blind users.
We are completely self funded and rely on volunteers and donations.
Please send your stamps to:
Gemma Peet
Swindon talking news
Craven house
145 Victoria road
Sn1 3bu
Address Last Confirmed: Sept 2015

Post Pals
is a small charity run solely by volunteers who are dedicated to making seriously ill children and their siblings smile by the sending of cards, letters, little gifts, support and friendship.
Please send stamps to
Post Pals
PO Box 278
KT23 4WN
Address Last Confirmed: Sept 2015

Together 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
Schools Hill
Address Last Confirmed: May 2015

Zoe's Place Baby Hospice
provides palliative, respite and end of life care to babies and infants from 0 - 5 years, who suffer with life threatening or life limiting conditions that require 27/7 care.
Zoe's Place Baby Hospice Liverpool
Life Health Centre
Yew Tree Lane
West Derby
L12 9HH
Address Last Confirmed: July 2015

Funding Neuro
(organization information not submitted)

Funding Neuro
Geason House
145 North Street
G3 7DA
Address Last Confirmed: April 2015

Hospiscare is the hospice charity for Exeter, Mid and East Devon providing end of life care for local people and support for their families and friends too, caring for 750 patients in their homes and the hospice, free of charge every day of the year.
Dryden Road
Address Last Confirmed: March 2015

Cancer Research UK
I wonder if you would consider detailing our stamp appeal we are running in aid of Cancer research UK?
You can join us in the fight to beat cancer by cutting stamps off envelopes and sending them to the address below to raise much needed funds for Cancer Research UK!
In aid of Cancer Research UK
Stamp Appeal
PO BOX 6107
KW16 3AB
Address Last Confirmed: December 2014

Oldham Cats
We are a small volunteer run charity which rescues and rehomes cats and kittens in Oldham, Middleton and other areas in Greater Manchester.
Please send stamps to:
Oldham Cats
Toynton Villa Cattery
Saxon Street
M24 2AD
Address Last Confirmed: November 2014

Leukaemia CARE
How to donate used stamps
1. Cut the stamp off the envelope
2. Leave approximately 1cm of envelope bordering each stamp.
3. Please separate the stamps into British and Overseas (Jersey, Guernsey, Eire and Isle of Man are classed as overseas).
The value of a stamp does not matter, so different values can be grouped and sent together. Collected stamps should be sent to:
Leukaemia CARE
One Birch Court
East Worcester
Address Last Confirmed: November 2014

Shooting Star Chase Children’s Hospice Care

We are a leading children’s hospice charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families.
Whether lives are measured in days, weeks, months or years, we are here to make every moment count. We support families from diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement with a range of nursing, practical, emotional and medical care.
Shooting Star Chase
Bridge House
Addlestone Road
KT15 2UE
Address Last Confirmed: August 2014

Leukaemia and LYMPHOMA Association
C/O Sue and Bill Colloff
5 Ashley Road
Forrest Gate
E7 8PE
Address Last Confirmed: Jan 2014

Canine Partners
'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 6BZ

Address confirmed April 2013

Children'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
Terry Traynor
Children's Safety Education Foundation
31 Crofton Avenue
Cheshire WA15 6BZ
Address Last Confirmed: Feb 2013

St 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
PL7 4JN.
Address Last Confirmed: Dec 2012

NBFA (National Benevolent Fund for the Aged)
This is a charity that aims to reduce isolation and loneliness in vulnerable older people in the 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 2012

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:
Oxfam Bookshop
Bear Inn, Market Place
OX16 5NW
Address confirmed May 7th 2012

LUCIA (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 2010

St 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 2010

CRY 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 2010

Leprosy 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 2010

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 2010

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 on
Send stamps (you can also send coins and postcards to this address, the older the better!) to:

Mr and Mrs J Price
57 Mount Pleasant
West Glamorgan

Address Last Confirmed: Feb 2012

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 on
The Stamps Team
Office B
Dales Brewery
Gwydir Street

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
Address Last Confirmed: Oct 2010

Animal 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
Great Missenden
Bucks HP16 0LE
Address Last Confirmed: March 2012

Gambia 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 5TH
Address Last Confirmed: Jan 2012

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 5PY


Address Last Confirmed: Feb 2012