Shoppers buy once and give twice at Cards for Good Causes charity Christmas shops
Cards for Good Causes – which sells charity cards across the UK every year opens in a selection of Suffolk Libraries, throughout October 2015
Area Organiser, Mary Cronin said: “Not only are Christmas cards an important source of funding for charities, they also help to raise awareness of their work. By popping into one of our Suffolk shops, you can choose from a fantastic array of charity cards’’.
Shoppers can buy cards from more than 25 charities giving customers a varied choice of designs and the ability to help the charity of their choice.
A selection of designs from the Cards for Good Causes range is available from:
Aldeburgh Library, Beccles Library, Hadleigh Library, Halesworth Library – during library opening hours.
There are also pop up shops in Stowmarket & Sudbury Libraries where a complete range of designs can be found. These two shops are open, mainly, between 10am & 4pm. By popping into the Stowmarket & Sudbury shops you can also stock up on all your Christmas essentials, such as wrapping paper and gift tags.
Area Organiser, Mary Cronin said: “We are delighted to be opening again this year. Everyone is so generous and really helps us raise more for our charities. Charity cards are a great way to buy once and give twice – once to the person who receives the card and once to your favourite charity”.
Cards for Good Causes operate a national network of around 300 temporary shops.
Look out for the red triangular Santa sign!!
Cards for Good Causes is the UK’s largest multi-charity Christmas card organisation, raising money for more than 320 charities from a nationwide network of around 300 temporary shops.
The inspiration for the organisation came in 1959 when James ‘Jim’ Jackson, Secretary of the British Diabetic Association gathered a group of medical charities together to discuss the coordination of publicity for selling charity cards at Christmas. They formed The 1959 Group of Charities, a registered charity and multi-charity membership organisation, and in 1964 began selling cards from empty shops in town centres.
In 1988 Cards for Good Causes Limited was established as the trading company of The 1959 Group of Charities.
Cards for Good Causes Limited (CFGC) pays the participating charities (or their trading subsidiaries) at least 70p in every pound from their card sales, less the VAT payable on the amount retained by CFGC. The retained amount covers CFGC’s costs of running the temporary charity Christmas card shops. In addition to these costs, the participants have to pay for the production and distribution of their cards.
Cards for Good Causes Limited is the trading company of the 1959 Group of Charities(Registered Charity No 249039)
Head and Registered Office 1 Edison Gate, West Portway, Andover, Hampshire SP10 3SE 01264 361555