Cards for Good Causes, the UK’s largest multi-charity Christmas card organisation, has opened two pop-up shops in Cheltenham to get the festive season under way. One of the shops has a new home this Christmas, at 32 Chambray Place, just off the High Street and will be open until the 16 December.
The other will be open until the 18 December, in The Wilson Art Gallery & Museum on Clarence Street. Both sell a wide range of Christmas cards, as well as fantastic seasonal gifts and products. Cheltenham Leisure Centre on Tommy Taylors Lane will also stock a small range of cards until the 16 December. Staffed by locals – many as volunteers – the pop-up shops are part of a network of more than 300 shops run by Cards for Good Causes. They raise funds for over 250 charities including Cancer Research UK, Barnardo’s, NSPCC, Alzheimer’s Society and RNLI, as well as local charities, including Winston’s Wish, Cobalt, Cotswold Riding for the Disabled, Sue Ryder (Leckhampton) and National Star College.
Francis Guy of Cards for Good Causes, says: “We are looking forward to welcoming shoppers to our pop-up shops in Cheltenham this season. We have one of the widest selections of Christmas cards available anywhere and each card or product purchased makes a vital contribution to the charities that we partner.” In the past ten years, charities have received more than £40 million from Cards for Good Causes, representing at least 70p in every £1 taken (out of which charities pay for the production and distribution of their Christmas cards and any VAT).