AN appeal through the Gazette for used stamps has left staff and students at Braunton School astonished after a veritable postal avalanche!Returning to school after Christmas, they were met by huge piles of envelopes stuffed with stamps - which the students trim off and save for charity, which sells them on to stamp collectors."We really have been inundated, with literally hundreds of envelopes filled with stamps, including many exotic ones and special editions," said assistant headteacher David Butt, who organises the appeal."They have been coming in from all over the place from people who read it in the Gazette, including someone who was on holiday down here, saw it and sent us their stamps when they got home!"With so many boxes of stamps already, he said they now planned to "really go for it" and try to collect more than ever before."It's a great way for the pupils to collect for charity, it costs next to nothing and everyone can contribute," added Mr Butt."We would like to thank the Gazette for covering our appeal and helping us to get such an amazing response."The school would love people to continue sending them stamps to reach a record appeal total - they can either be left at reception in Wrafton Road or posted to: Stamp Appeal, C\/O David Butt, Braunton Community College, Braunton, EX33 2BP.Mr Butt thanked everybody for their wonderful generosity so far, but asked people to remember the new post sizing regulations as the school has had a few excess postage charges to pay!