A street collection by Budleigh Salterton Lions Club raised nearly £400 for Young Lives vs Cancer. 

The Lions collected a total of £396.54 from shoppers in the High Street on Saturday, October 7.

Lion President Richard Allen said: "We were very pleased to get permission to collect in the town for this wonderful charity. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who put money in our collecting buckets for their kindness and generosity. This money will go straight to 'Young Lives vs Cancer' and will directly help children and young people with cancer, and their families."

Young Lives vs Cancer's vision is that everyone under 25 with cancer, and their families, will get the support and help they need during their cancer treatment and beyond, including bereaved families living with emotional pain. For more information, visit the website www.younglivesvscancer.org.uk.

Childhood cancer is one of Lions Clubs International's five global causes and Budleigh Salterton Lions Club has also been helping to raise funds for Children's Hospice South West (CHSW) by collecting used postage stamps.

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They have asked local businesses and households to donate their used stamps which can then be given to the Lions at any of their events, or they can be dropped off at Palmers Funeralcare and the Public Library in Budleigh, or at the collection point at Tesco in Exmouth. When the Lions have a large quantity they will deliver them to the CHSW. The CHSW then forward them on to their stamp dealer who pays CHSW for the discarded stamps by weight and even more for special stamps and albums.

Lion President Richard Allen said: "This is a relatively easy way to help raise funds for the CHSW, it involves the local community and businesses and helps to spread awareness of the fantastic work that the CHSW does."