WIRRAL Scouts have enlisted their oldest member to help deliver this year’s Scout and Guide Christmas Charity Post.
Herbert Price is 99 -years -old and has been helping since the post started. He is a firm supporter of the scouting movement, having signed up at just eight years old, and was the district commissioner for Wallasey Scouts.
He joined some of the group’s youngest members who are Cubs and Beavers to launch the annual Christmas Charity Post which sees Scouts and Guides deliver Christmas cards to raise funds for charity.
Spokeswoman Alison Bell said: “Herb has been scouting since he was eight years old and is still a great supporter of scouting in general and has held many roles over the years, such as District Commissioner for Wallasey Scouts, and is still helping today in scouting.”
The Christmas Charity Post has operated in Wirral for more than 30 years, supporting more than 261 different local charities over the years in addition to over 50 different Scout and Guide units and groups.
All monies raised go towards charities on Wirral.
This Saturday special stamps, costing 25p per Christmas card, will go on sale at Scouting outlets across the borough.
Customers can put their cards in special bins for delivery which usually takes place over two weekends before Christmas, during daylight hours so younger members can take part.
Final collection is midday on Wednesday, December 12
The Wirral Scout & Guide Charity Post is a co-operative venture between 46 Scout Groups, two Guide units, three Ranger Units and five Guide districts.
Charities set to benefit include: Bebington Hard of Hearing Club, Wirral Children’s Cancer Support Group (CHICS), Little Neston Methodist Church, Northern Lights (a charity which fundraises to take seriously ill children to Lapland and more.
Visit wirralcharitypost.org for more or see posters and special posting bins.