PEOPLE in Ludlow are being asked to save their stamps and help to fight cancer at the same time.

Station Drive surgery wants people to donate used stamps for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The surgery is collecting used stamps for Macmillan to help people affected by cancer.

Those that want to support the initiative are asked to carefully cut away any excess paper from around the stamp avoiding any damage to the stamp itself, leaving approximately 1cm around the stamp when cutting off the envelope.

The stamps should be taken to the surgery.

For every kilo of stamps collected, £7.50 plus VAT will be paid to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Macmillan is a charity that provides support for people that have cancer and for those that love and care for them.

As well as nursing support for people that have the disease, the charity is also able to offer advice on other issues such as finance.

It is estimated that one in three people in the UK will get a cancer diagnosis at some stage in their life.