Royal Mail Releases Stamps to Celebrate Girlguiding Centenary

Royal Mail Releases Stamps to Celebrate Girlguiding Centenary










London, UK (PRWeb UK) February 2, 2010

Royal Mail celebrates the centenary of the Girlguiding movement this February by releasing a set of special stamps, perfect for every stamp collection.

The special set of stamps will celebrate the movement, which began when a small group of brave girls ‘gatecrashed’ the first ever Boy Scouts rally at Crystal Palace in 1909.

The special commemorative miniature sheet of four stamps highlights the four age-groups of Girlguiding UK, the largest youth organisation in the United Kingdom and each stamp features some of the exciting activities they undertake.

Girlguiding UK currently has around 550,000 members in the UK alone and many millions of former Guides, among them some very famous and familiar faces. These include chart-topping singer Pixie Lott, barrister and wife of Tony Blair, former Prime Minister, Cherie Blair, Olympians Kelly Holmes and Tanni Grey-Thompson and television presenters Kate Silverton and Gaby Logan.

Julietta Edgar, Head of Special Stamps, Royal Mail said: “We wanted this special centenary miniature sheet of stamps to capture the many activities undertaken by Girlguides today.

“Through the Royal Mail Special Stamp Programme we commemorate and celebrate events and anniversaries pertinent to British heritage and life. There are an estimated 2.5 million stamp collectors and gifters in the UK and many of these will have started their stamp collections when they were looking to achieve badges such as the ‘collector’ as a Brownie or a Guide.”

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