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Pupil, Aiden Reeve and TV presenter, Chris Wenner is seen here carrying the sack full of
Pupil, Aiden Reeve and TV presenter, Chris Wenner is seen here carrying the sack full of stamps which have been collected at Aiden's school, Arnold Lodge Prep School, in Leamington for the "Blue Peter" television programme appeal to help the sick in remote parts of Tanzania, East Africa. The helicopter that transported them is owned by Aiden's dad, Richard who farms at Eathorpe. He transported the sack of stamps to the "Blue Peter" depot in Kidlington near Oxford. The school began collecting the stamps in mid-January and achieved an average of 330 per pupil. The sack weighed about 30lbs and contained more than 100,000 stamps. Mrs. Moira King, the headmaster's secretary said: "We were absoluteley delighted with the response and were quite overwhelmed." Film of the lift-off and interviews with the boys by one of the show's presenters, Chris Wenner, will be shown in a future edition of the popular TV programame.
6th March 1979