Callum Wood is Young Collector of the Year 2014

This year’s award of the Anne Dummer Trophy, sponsored by Midpex, for the Young Collector of the Year, goes to Callum Wood of Montgomery High School, Blackpool. Callum was chosen by the committee of the Stamp Active Network for his work in getting a stamp club started in his own school. A fairly newcomer to collecting, Callum was already attending a stamp club at his local library when he approached the Stamps in Schools organiser, Erene Grieve, for help. The school agreed to host a workshop to which Callum persuaded nearly 20 other pupils to attend.

A school club has now been started, with one of the teachers persuaded to act as overseer, but, as the teacher admits, with Callum doing most of the preparation to keep the club running. Callum is still also involved with the library club where he helps and encourages the other members in their collecting and has brought along more members. It is hoped that we can arrange for the presentation to Callum to take place at Autumn Stampex. We wish Callum every success in his philatelic future