I WANTED to appeal to your readers to ask them their used stamps this Christmas and donate them to Kidney Care UK to help us raise much needed funds for kidney patients.

For every 1kg of used stamps donated we can raise as much as £20 to help people with chronic kidney disease.

There are 64,000 people being treated for kidney failure in the UK right now and 92 are currently waiting for a transplant in Merseyside.

You can read and download our step-by-step guide to collecting and donating used stamps at kidneycareuk.org Paddy Tabor, Chief executive, Kidney Care UK