Over 20 volunteer posties manned the sorting boxes during the first week of the BB/Scout Christmas card collection and delivery service in Forfar and surrounding district.
Irene Duthie, 2nd Forfar BB Company Captain, is delighted with the response as it is the main fund-raiser for the year’s activities.
Stuart Mackie, leader of the 6th Forfar Scout Group, explained they were depending on this revenue to help in a major roof repair at the Lochside Road hall along with annual utilities and insurance costs.
Elma Milne, co-ordinator, reports that card numbers are up compared with the same week last year, and that the target total of £7,300 in 2013 should be topped this Christmas.
The delivery area covers Forfar, Lunanhead, Kingsmuir and Padanaram.
Please address each card fully, the cost is a very reasonable 20p each, and remember the last posting day at the churches and shop collecting boxes is Thursday (December 11).