Bushey pupil raises thousands of stamps for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People charity

Bushey pupil raises thousands of stamps for charity

Bushey pupil raises thousands of stamps for charity

Beth and the family's new Working Cocker Spaniel, Oscar

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A ten-year-old girl has raised thousands of stamps through her Bushey school for the Hearing Dogs for Deaf People charity.

Beth Filer, a pupil at Bushey Manor Junior, was inspired by her grandmother to collect stamps for the charity, who then sell them on to foreign collectors.

Beth’s father, Andrew, a governor at the school ran the London BUPA 10k last year to support the school and Beth’s work.

Andrew, of Wilcot Avenue, has lived in the area all his life and as his parents supported the charity before passing away, he said the support locally has been great.

He added: "There has been a real local effort and community feel about the cause."

After Beth showed her continued commitment to the charity, Andrew and his wife, Gill, a teacher at Eastbury Farm School, decided it was time to get a family dog.

Andrew added: "Beth has wanted her own dog for a long time, but we thought she wasn’t ready before.

"Beth has now proved she can do something for somebody else."

They spent 10 months looking for someone suitable and visited many rehoming centres.

Last October, Andrew, Gill, their 12-year-old son, Ross, and Beth brought home Oscar, a Working Cocker Spaniel.

Andrew added: "We all love him to bits. He has become very popular on the school run."

The family are still urging people to donate their unwanted stamps, which can be dropped off at Bushey Manor Junior or Eastbury Farm School.

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5:31pm Thu 7 Feb 13

MarsLander says...

How do you "raise" stamps?
How do you "raise" stamps? MarsLander
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11:36am Fri 8 Feb 13

garston tony says...

Good on her, its nice to see positive stories of youngsters to remind us that they can be amazing people and not the disfunctional to be feared nightmares that we often feel they are due to media reporting
Good on her, its nice to see positive stories of youngsters to remind us that they can be amazing people and not the disfunctional to be feared nightmares that we often feel they are due to media reporting garston tony
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12:39pm Fri 8 Feb 13

LSC says...

Good for her. I have often wondered though how the collection of stamps actually makes money, so many people do it. Surely there can't be a foreign collector in the world by now who doesn't have a plain first class stamp, and they must still male up the bulk of current donations. Are our modern limited edition runs of stamps really that valuable?
Good for her. I have often wondered though how the collection of stamps actually makes money, so many people do it. Surely there can't be a foreign collector in the world by now who doesn't have a plain first class stamp, and they must still male up the bulk of current donations. Are our modern limited edition runs of stamps really that valuable? LSC
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4:03pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Andrew Turpie says...

MarsLander wrote:
How do you "raise" stamps?
Lift them above your head?
[quote][p][bold]MarsLander[/bold] wrote: How do you "raise" stamps?[/p][/quote]Lift them above your head? Andrew Turpie
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