SCOUT groups have cancelled their popular Christmas card delivery services that usually take place in December.

The annual in-person service is the main fundraising activity for the Wantage and Grove group but the Covid-19 crisis has meant that the festive greetings cannot be delivered safely.

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A spokesperson for the organisations revealed this represents a 'big financial loss' and urged people, who have previously ordered and enjoyed the Christmas service, to donate to the cause.

All proceeds will be split Wantage and Grove Scout groups.

Residents who wish to contribute can do so at