Used Postage Stamp Appeal Est 2015
     Fundraising  For The Charity M.N.D.A. - 294354

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       Raised To Date     £2,458.03     Updated 15/01/2018


             

WE NEED YOUR !!  


Unwanted ~ Stamp Albums ~ Commemorative Stamps ~ Worldwide Stamps ~ Savings Stamps ~ Postcards ~ Envelopes ~ Wrappers ~ Letter Cards ~ First Day Covers ~ Franked ~ Digital Stamps  - Etc

Please Help our cause by asking others to recycle stamps, It is a huge boost for the charity. Encouraging work colleagues, faith communities, schools, friends, family and neighbours to save used stamps and will greatly increase much needed funds

with 99.9% of money raised going to the charity. 


IF YOU CAN HELP A LITTLE WE CAN CHANGE A LOT

 

Introduction 


My name is Steve, Founder and charity fundraiser of this site, Based in Alsager on the Cheshire / Staffordshire boarder

Back in June 2015 i decided to go on a  mission to collect used postage stamps to help the charity MND (Motor Neurone Disease Association) otherwise known as A.L.S. & Lou Gehrig’s Disease as my mother has had this terrible disease since 2007,

I used to do a lot for the charity when i lived in North Wales but now i am full time carer for my mother since my father passed away.


Call This Fate . . . .

In August 2013 my relationship ended with my then partner so i moved back to the area of my direct family, so while i got my life together i moved in with my parents, Within four months i had rented a flat but within this time my father was diagnosed with Mesothelioma {asbestos related cancer} therefor my father could not look after my mother though he tried to very hard, 

My father then showed me what to do to look after my mother, Within eight months of his diagnosis he passed away on his birthday 5th April 2014. (soon after my daughter passed away).

From then i was my mother's full time carer but it was very hard going, being two fiery redheads did not help, so we got carers in, Cutting a long story short and up to date my sister looks after her two days a week, we have carers in on a Wednesday and a Friday night so i get at least one night of proper sleep.  ( yes i kept the flat for respite ) We still have some hard times but i know there are people that have it a lot worse than me, I am blessed with the help i am getting.

People say they know what you are going through but truthfully they don't unless they have  lived with an M.N.D. victim or similar illness.

But people life goes on, pick yourself up, brush yourself down and carry on the best way you know how, 

StampOutMND not only helping Motor Neurone Association to find a cure but has also become a very interesting hobby keeping me very occupied, busy and fulfilled.

I saw on social media  site "Recycle For MND" I wanted to do something to help raised much needed funds to the charity, i noticed a lot of charities were collecting used postage stamps and turning them into funds, so i thought i would give that a go and as you can see from funds raised at the top of this page from June 2015 i am doing very well with mainly collecting stamps but also selling awareness items and donations made via Justgiving.com 


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So What Is This Site All About ?


Recycling used postage stamps is a great way to raise funds for the charity. The price for stamps collected has increased recently to almost quadruple the value of ten years ago. Charities across Britain are benefiting from this, and you can help. 

With your help collecting used postage stamps, envelopes, postcards etc, when i have a bulk amount they are sent away for processing, in return i am sent a cheque which then goes to MNDA.

The company Citadel Stamps that the stamps are sent to sorts them into categories and sets then sells them onto stamp collectors worldwide.

Stamp recycling is a very easy way to help charities. Simply collect the postage stamps and once you have collected and envelope or jiffy bag maybe shoe box or so full, send to Click Here

We are paid £7.50 for every kilo (16kg = £120) of donated stamps sent to us.  They are then sold online worldwide to stamp collectors. 


This is a solo venture therfor  would be of the greatest help if the stamps could  

be carefully clipped, leaving plenty of room 

[5 – 10mm] around the stamp. 

This will increase the value of the stamps to the charity, making them more money!



Why Did i Have this Idea ?


Read my mothers story HERE though circumstances have changed a lot since it was written. 

MND is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. This means messages gradually stop reaching muscles, leaving a person trapped inside a failing body. MND can affect how you walk, talk, eat, drink and eventually breathe.

By recycling you can raise vital funds for the MND Association:

£25 pays for annual storage of 35 DNA samples for future research.

£50 buys three specially adapted cutlery sets.  For someone with MND, it’s more than just a cutlery set; it’s the dignity of being able to feed yourself.

£100 provides vital information to ten people newly diagnosed with MND.

£250 funds an MND expert researcher for two days to help ensure our essential research can continue.

For further information about the MND Association please visit our website.



                  Short Documentary What Is MND                        




The Main Types Of MND 

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This is the classical MND and the most common type. ...
  • Progressive bulbar palsy (PBP). About 2 in 10 people with MND have this type. ...
  • Progressive muscular atrophy (PMA). This is an uncommon form of MND. ...
  • Primary lateral sclerosis (PLS).
patient.info/health/motor-neurone-disease-leaflet

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Motor Neurone Disease (MND) also commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that causes muscle weakness, paralysis, and ultimately, respiratory failure.

You’ve still got lots more to learn. But before you do, we’d like to ask for your help. Because wider awareness about ALS is great, but what we really need is money.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amyotrophic_lateral_sclerosis