PUPILS at Braunton School have launched their annual charity appeal for used stamps and hope to make an even bigger success of it this year. Each year the school asks the people of North Devon to send in the stamps, which are then donated to the Childre

PUPILS at Braunton School have launched their annual charity appeal for used stamps - and hope to make an even bigger success of it this year.Each year the school asks the people of North Devon to send in the stamps, which are then donated to the Children's Hospice South West and the charity can sell them on to stamp collectors.Last year after the appeal was featured in the North Devon Gazette, the school was met with a small mountain of stamps upon returning from the Christmas holidays.The school Green Gang pupils already have a good start to their collection, but are hoping to reach a target of 10,000 stamps this time around."Not only is this a great and practical way to help a charity and recycle, it is also educational as we get stamps from around the world and commemorating special events," said assistant headteacher David Butt."If possible the stamps should be carefully trimmed leaving an edge of approximately two millimetres. They are then weighed and sold."All stamps are very welcome. They can be dropped in at the school reception or posted to: The Green Gang, C/O David Butt, Braunton School and Community College, Barton Lane, Braunton, EX33 2BP..