It is astounding how much money can be raised from things we throw away!
The Lions International Stamp Club presented a cheque for $4,600 to the Australian Lions Children’s Mobility Foundation at the Canberra Convention  and at Tamworth the following year we received another cheque for $7,000. Newcastle  saw us receiving $9,200 and in Echuca the next year $13,500.
At Lions 100year celebration in Hobart  ALCMF itself celebrated a record donation of $15,500 and the next year in Townsville we received $25,500. What an incredible amount!!
We were amazed to receive $48,000 [nearly double the previous year] in Geelong and although we were not able to have our Convention in Adelaide in 2020, we were still lucky enough to accept $53,000, and this at a time when letter writing is disappearing.
This stamp collecting project is something we could all contribute to, with little effort and no expense. It is for this reason that we are asking all Lions in Australia to collect used stamps by placing a container in your home, and perhaps in a local business. Someone may even have an old stamp collection from their earlier days that they are willing to donate.
The stamps need to be cut around approx.3mm from the edge as the stamp fringe must not be damaged.
The Stamp Club places these into various size bundles (depending on Denomination and quality) and they are then sold at Stamp Auctions.
Please support this simple request and help Children’s Mobility. We look forward to being inundated with stamps appropriately trimmed.
Stamps may be sent directly to:
Lions International Stamp Club
PO Box 3240
Asquith NSW 2077
Lion Ted Osborn (Registrar ALCMF)
Unit 164/32 Homestead Avenue
Walkley Heights SA 5098
Article submitted by Lion Vaal Dix OAM, retiring SA/NT Trustee