Each year from early November, we usually sell hundreds of Christmas cards for charities, through the Cards for Good Causes shop in the Church. At least 70p in the pound goes to the charities – out of which they pay for the production and distribution of their cards and any VAT (see below).
We regret to say that, this year, the card shop will not be open in the Church. But you can buy the cards online – and there is no UK postal charge for orders of £40 or more. Click here to see which cards are available and to place an order.
The shop usually offers around 300 designs on behalf of more than 30 charities. It forms an important part of the church’s outreach to the local community, bringing many people into the church for the first time. Providing a space for Cards for Good Causes also enables charitable giving for the whole community. We hope the shop will return in 2021.
Many of the charities are large, nationwide concerns, but we always include local good causes too. You can read more about them and donate directly here:
Age UK, Alzheimer’s Society, Versus Arthritis, Bloodwise, Barnardo’s, British Heart Foundation, British Red Cross, Cancer Research UK, Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Diabetes UK, Epilepsy Action, Help for Heroes, HFT, Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Mind, Motor Neurone Disease Association, Multiple Sclerosis Society, National Autistic Society, NSPCC, Parkinson’s UK, PDSA, Perennial Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Society, Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation, Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Save the Children, Shelter, SSAFA, National Deaf Children’s Society, The Stroke Association, Multiple Sclerosis Trust, The 1959 Group of Charities, The Children’s Society, Epilepsy Research UK. (Watch here for updates).
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.