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Monthly Archives: October 2018

  1. MILITARY WIVES CHOIR HELPS KICK-START FESTIVE SEASON

    The Military Wives Choirs, led by Musical Director Brooke Morgan, gave a wonderful performance at the official launch of the Cards for Good Causes shopping season on Friday 12 October at Holy Trinity church, Sloane Square, London. Singing a range of pieces from their new album, Remember, the choir really set the tone for an exciting and successful season ahead. Representatives from member and guest charities, shop hosts and suppliers, were all on hand to view the 2018 card stock and to help launch the season with a flourish.

     

     

     

    Speaking at the event, Jeremy Lune, Chief Executive of Cards for Good Causes, said:

    "Cards fo

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  2. SHOP MANAGERS URGENTLY SOUGHT FOR CHARITY CHRISTMAS SHOPS ACROSS THE UK

    Cards for Good Causes is looking for shop managers to run its charity Christmas pop-up shops in locations across the UK.

    Dumfries is one of the locations where a shop manager is needed this festive season so that local and national charities don't lose out on thousands of pounds.

    The organisation, which runs the largest network of charity Christmas card shops across the UK, has had a presence in Dumfries for many years, but that is threatened without a manager to run the shop.

    Vicky Monaghan, Regional Manager for Cards for Good Causes comments:

    “We are desperately seeking someone to help us in this temporary role in the run up to Christmas. Without a manager, we are in danger of not opening our Dumfries shop at all this year, meaning charities would miss out on thousands of pounds. This temporary role is fun and rewarding, and could be great experience, so please get in touch if you are interesting in helping us support some great charities.”

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  3. BEST SELLING CRIME AUTHOR GETS THE FESTIVE SEASON UNDER WAY IN CARDIFF

    Wales-based crime novelist Belinda Bauer will be guest of honour at of the Cards for Good Causes charity Christmas card shop in Cardiff on Tuesday 23rd October, when she officially opens the pop-up shop for the festive season. Belinda’s most recent novel Snap was on the long list for the 2018 Man Booker Prize, drawing attention as it was the first time that crime fiction had been included within the prestigious competition

    A regular fixture in Cardiff city centre in the run up to Christmas, the Cards for Good Causes shop is located at St John the Baptist’s Church in St John Street. The multi-charity organisation also operates two other shops in Rhiwbina and in Roath, all selling Christmas cards on behalf of a wide range of local charities including Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre, Cancer Research Wales and City Hospice, as well as national charities such as Macmillan Cancer Support, NSPCC and the RNLI.

    Jeremy Lune, Chief Executive of Cards for Good Ca

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  4. PREMISES URGENTLY SOUGHT FOR CHELTENHAM CHARITY CHRISTMAS SHOP

    Cards for Good Causes is urgently seeking a pop-up site in Cheltenham to run its charity Christmas card shop this festive season or local and national charities stand to lose out on thousands of pounds. The organisation, which runs the largest network of charity Christmas card shops across the country, usually has a strong presence in Cheltenham but this year that is threatened due to lack of premises.

    The Cheltenham town centre shop has traditionally been one of Cards for Good Causes top five shops nationally in terms of the money it raises, often bringing in over £100,000 for charities each year when it used to have a location in the Beechwood Shopping Centre. This year there has been lots of buzz in Cheltenham town centre ahead of the opening of John Lewis, but it has been hard for Cards for Good Causes to find a location to trade from.

    Jeremy Lune, Chief Executive of Cards for Good Causes comments:

    “We are desperately seeking use of an empty shop uni

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