The British High Commissioner to Zambia, Mr. Jock Duncan, accepted on behalf of the British?
GV & Exterior British High Commission in Lusaka (2)
SV Interior British High Commissioner Duncan (centre) with Timothy Nyahunzvi (right) and Mathew Phiri (who picks up the box of stamps)
SV Three men hold box of stamps
SV Mr. Phiri holding box of stamps walks towards door
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Background: The British High Commissioner to Zambia, Mr. Jock Duncan, accepted on behalf of the British Broadcasting Corporation thirty five thousand used postage stamps on Tuesday (12 February) to aid victims of the Ethiopian drought and famine.
The stamps were collected from the envelopes of thousand of entries in a Zambian sports competition sponsored by an international company. They were presented to Mr. Duncan by Mr. Mathew Phiri, a well-known Lusaka radio announcer.
The stamps will now be donated to the B.B.C's "Blue Peter Stampede" campaign to raise money for the Ethiopian village of Denser.
Already, some two hundred million stamps have been donated to the B.B.C.