The auction of a unique stamp to collect money for St Andrew's Hospice

October 29th, 2014

According to info received by several philatelists are putting their own stamp on fundraising for St Andrew's Hospice – hosting a first-class auction for the charity.

Stamp enthusiasts and collectors Dave McMann and John Mileman, from the Grimsby and District Philatelic Society, will be hosting the event for the fourteenth time at Grimsby's Central Hall, in Duncombe Street.

And this year is expected to be their biggest auction yet.

In their first year they raised £310, but have more than tripled that each year.

With 418 lots up for auction and a collection of mint condition stamps from Greenland up for sale, the pair are hoping to raise as much as they possibly can to help the charity continue the great work it does in the community.

Auctioneer John, who has been collecting stamps since he was eight years old, said: "The hospice is such a good cause. I lost my wife 12 months ago – she died at the hospice and they made her last few weeks better."

John also attends the bereavement support group at the hospice to help him cope with his loss.

He added: "It's been a great help. They don't just help those suffering from illnesses, they help everybody and that's fantastic. That's why we try to raise as much as we can for them."

Dave added: "The auction has grown massively since we first started and this year we've already got bids coming in, so I hope it's going to be another successful event and we can beat what we raised last year."

The auction will be at the Central Hall on the 3d of December.