Cards for Good Causes opens for 14th year in Stamford

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Cards for Good Causes, the UK’s largest multi-charity Christmas card organisation, has opened again at St. John’s Church, Stamford for the 14th year.

Staffed by volunteers, it sells Christmas cards for more than 40 charities, national and local.

Shop manager Beryl Kirtland said: “Not only are the Christmas cards an important source of funding for charities, they also help raise awareness of their work. By popping into the shop in Red Lion Square you can choose from a fantastic array of charity cards and stock up on all your Christmas essentials, such as wrapping paper, Advent calendars, gifts, and toys.”

Today at 11am Richard Adams, a well-known local photographer responsible for some of our local scenes cards and The Rutland Calendar, will officially open the shop. Tea and coffee will be 
served.

In the past five years, charities have received more than £20 million from Cards For Good Causes- representing at least 70p in every pound out of which the charities had to pay for the production and distribution of their cards and any VAT.

The shop at St John’s is part of the Cards For Good Causes national network. It is open until December 17 and is open Monday to Saturday between 9.30am and 4.30pm.

Cards for Good Causes at Oakham Castle is not open this year.

For more information visit www.cardsforcharity.co.uk