Lions Clubs across Australia are celebrating a record year of stamp collecting with over 400 kilos of stamps raising $60,000 to support children with cerebral palsy.

Volunteers across the country collect stamps in their community as part of the Lions Clubs International Stamp Club. All stamps are then sold and 100% of funds raised are provided to the Australian Lions Children’s Mobility Foundation which provides mobility devices to children with cerebral palsy.

Australian Lions Children’s Mobility Foundation works closely with physiotherapists and medical professionals to identify what device is best for each particular child. There are a range of mobility devices available for different levels of disability for children up to 18 years old.

The Lions stamp project has been running in Australia since 2004 with almost $320,000 provided to the foundation in this time including $101,000 in the past 2 years alone.

Lions Stamp Club Secretary Ross Paine is encouraging Australians to support the project and help make a difference to more young lives.

“The Australian Lions Children’s Mobility Foundation provides children with disabilities with the life-changing gift of independence. It’s been wonderful to see how what an incredible impact we have been able to make simply by collecting and selling stamps for funds to support the vital work of this foundation,” says Ross Paine.

“Stamp collections that are no longer wanted, postage stamps clipped from envelopes, first day covers – in fact anything philatelic is just what was collected and sold this year and we are again seeking similar material right now. We are always seeking donations of philatelic material to sort and sell. There is a co-ordinator in every state to send your stamps to and they will then sort the items into saleable lots for the auctions,” adds Ross.

If you or your club would like to contribute, please drop a note for Ross or Steve Sherwood of the Lions Club of Oak Flats by using the “Get In Touch” section of this page or making contact via Facebook messenger from the link on this page.
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