THE Bone Cancer Research Trust is desperate for new and used postage stamps from the UK and overseas. We also need horizon labels, stamp collections and anything philatelic.

This is a newish challenge for us as a fundraiser. More postage stamps are used in December than all the other months in the year added together. Christmas is just around the corner, so this is the ideal time to get our plea out.

Primary bone cancer can occur at any age, but affects mostly children, teenagers, young adults and the elderly. Every ten minutes somewhere in the world someone is diagnosed with primary bone cancer. Please help us to raise awareness as well as funds just by sending in something you would normally put into the rubbish bin, to: Bone Cancer Research Trust Stamp Appeal, 20 Bowers Road, Benfleet, Essex SS7 5PZ.

Thank you for your time and consideration in this urgent appeal. Until there's a cure...

Terri Bush

Volunteer stamp appeal coordinator

Bone Cancer Research Trust