Charity Christmas Card Shop pops up again this year

For over 50 years, the Charity Christmas Card Shops have provided an opportunity for people to support their favourite local charities simply by purchasing
Christmas cards.

This year, the volunteer-run shops will once again give 100% of card sales to over 35 charities, local and national, including health and children's charities, medical research and animal charities. Founded in 1971, the Christmas Card Shops have raised more than £6 million for local charities.

The Wilmslow shop will be opening on 28th October and carry a wide selection of Christmas cards, wrapping paper, tags, and other Christmas gifts and novelties.

Each charity represented in the shops provides volunteers to help operate the shop, with all proceeds from their sales going directly back to support their important work in the community.

Founder Sheila Hallas MBE said "The Combined Charities Christmas Card Shops are a fixture of the Wilmslow community and embody the spirit of giving during the holidays.

"For decades, residents have supported their favourite causes simply by purchasing greeting cards and gifts. Thanks to the generosity of our customers and volunteers, we have been able to raise millions of pounds for local charities and make a meaningful impact."

The annual AGM was held last week and many representatives of the 35 charities attended. As well as a review of last year, all the exciting plans for this years shops were announced.

This year there are shops in Wilmslow, Macclesfield, Knutsford and Sale libraries.

The Wilmslow shop will be open at Wilmslow Library from Saturday 28th October to Saturday 9th December.

Visit the website for opening times and a list of the charities represented.