Sunday, May 01, 2005

Cayman Island woman puts personal stamp on volunteering

According to the Cayman Island Net On-line News , one local resident is doing her part to help others benefit by her diligent and resourceful collecting of stamps from around the world – all of which was prompted by some wise words of advice from her father.

Over the years, Mrs Olive Miller has raised hundreds of dollars for the National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). Her products are stamp covered placemats and plates which which colourful designs and wide selection of stamps.

Many people, and some businesses, contribute to the supply of stamps and from time to time she is able to meet requests for a few stamps from collectors to enhance their collection. All proceeds go to the NCVO.

She first became interested in stamps during childhood, because her father was employed by the British Post Office all his working life.

He wrote in her autograph album, “Remember the postage stamp, my daughter, its usefulness consists in its ability to stick to one thing until it gets there”.

Mrs Miller has always borne in mind his advice to have “stickability”.

The NCVO was invited to participate in the special non-profit organisations stamp issue which was released on 15th August 2001. A local artist was commissioned to produce the artwork for this special occasion.

The NCVO has a limited edition first day covers of the stamped envelope signed by His Excellency The Governor Mr. Peter J Smith, CBE, as Patron of The NCVO, and the artist, Kidane. This collectible item is available at CI$8.00 each. All funds raised will benefit the NCVO's community projects.

For further information, please contact the NCVO
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posted by Don Schilling at 1:35 PM