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Harpenden Cubs deliver Christmas cards for elderly

PUBLISHED: 15:00 18 December 2018

The Harpenden Cubs, with St Albans mayor Cllr Rosemary Farmer and Harpenden mayor Cllr David Heritage, delivered Christmas cards to elderly residents in Harpenden. Picture: Rikki Harrington

The Harpenden Cubs, with St Albans mayor Cllr Rosemary Farmer and Harpenden mayor Cllr David Heritage, delivered Christmas cards to elderly residents in Harpenden. Picture: Rikki Harrington

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Cubs from Harpenden were out in force on Saturday delivering Christmas cards for the town’s elderly residents.

This year, Harpenden Cubs delivered a record 3,856 Christmas cards as part of their annual postal service on December 16, which is now in its 35th year.

By delivering the Christmas cards, the Cubs have saved the elderly residents of Harpenden £2,236.48 in postage. One hundred Cubs from the town’s 12 Cub packs took part, supported by leaders, parents, brothers, sisters and dogs.

The Cubs pride themselves in making sure every card reaches its destination, even if the address is wrong - however by nightfall all mysteries had been solved and every card ended up with the right person.

Mayor of St Albans Cllr Rosemary Farmer and Mayor of Harpenden Cllr David Heritage both helped out with the deliveries, and commented one how much the elderly appreciate young people doing something for them.

The Cubs’ district vice president, Rikki Harrington, who has organised the event since its inception, said: “The beautiful sunny day was in contrast to last year’s deep snow.

“The elderly are very pleased by what we do and the Cubs really enjoy being posties for a day – it’s a win-win, and very much in the spirit of Scouting.”

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