A DORSET charity is asking residents to send them their used stamps in a fundraising appeal.

Weldmar Hospicecare, which provides end-of-life care for people across the county, wants to recycle your stamps so it can raise money to care for its patients and their loved ones.

A charity spokesperson said: "When you receive cards, letters and parcels in the post, please cut the stamps off and we will recycle them into much-needed funds. It’s one of the easiest ways you can support the charity.

"Any used stamps are needed. Please carefully cut away any excess paper, leaving a border of around 1cm. The rest of the envelope can be put in your household recycling. When cutting the envelope, avoiding any damage to the stamp itself and place in an envelope before posting them off to us.

"As a general guideline we can expect to receive around £20 for one kilogram of stamps donated, so do encourage your friends and family, at home and abroad, to save them for us."

Please send them to the following address:


Trimar House

Cromwell Road