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USED POSTAGE STAMPS

Sheila Chapman is still collecting used postage stamps on behalf of the Macular Society. Please keep bringing your used stamps to the General Meeting, where you will find somewhere to leave them. Stamps need to have a 1cm border around them for preference and please try not to damage the stamp. Sheila says she will happily take the whole envelope with the stamp on then prune it as necessary. For every 1kg of stamps collected, £11 is donated to the Macular Society and for foreign stamps (including Isle of Man and the Channel Islands) it rises to £20 per kilo. Stamp collections may also be sold.
The Macular Society is a charity which helps anyone with central vision loss. Age related macular degeneration affects 600,00 people in the UK in later life. 1 in 5 people are affected.
PLEASE KEEP ON BRINGING YOUR STAMPS - SHEILA SENT OFF A KILO IN FEBRUARY

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CONCERNING PLASTICS IN OUR ENVIRONMENT

This is a letter Sheila, our Chairman, recently wrote to Third Age Matters magazine after a suggestion from Janet Henwood following a talk by the lady from the Wembury Marine Centre.
Could you look out for it in the next edition of Third Age Matters. Your comments on this would be most welcome.

Our U3A includes the coastal large village of Wembury, a well-known interesting marine environment for divers, marine biologists etc. We recently had a very interesting talk at our General Meeting by Coral Smith, Marine Education Officer for Devon Wildlife Trust who is based at the Wembury Marine Centre. Part of her talk included the threats facing our marine environment and the work that the Trust does in trying to protect it. As with anywhere on the coast of Britain today, the threat posed by plastic is a major disaster.

After the meeting I was asked by one of our members if I would write to you, concerning the wrapping of our Third Age Matters magazines. At present these are covered by polylopes, plastic sealed envelopes, and our concerned member wondered if there was perhaps a more environmentally friendly and recyclable method of delivering the magazines.

Sheila's letter was published in the THIRD AGE MATTERS magazine, Winter 2018, Issue 34. See page 72.