Cards for Good Causes looks forward to 60th birthday

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Karen Bryant, manager at the shop in the United Reformed Church Hall in Grosvenor Road, said: “We would like to thank the volunteers for their hard work and dedication last season.

“Without them donating their valuable time, our nationwide shops would not be possible.”

The shop enlisted the help of 39 volunteers representing 27 charities, who worked a total of 443 hours over the festive period.

Sales exceeded totals for the previous two years – the top four charities were the Alzheimer’s Society (£1,107), RNLI (£883), Cancer Research UK (£882) and Macmillan Cancer Support (£863).

Ms Bryant added: “Thanks also to Pantiles Baptist Church, the local branch of Parkinson’s UK and Halliwell Care Home, who all kindly invited CFGC to sell cards through them.

“They all helped to contribute to our successful season and generating much-needed sales for local and national charities.

“Further thanks to all our customers. CFGC have acknowledged that not all the new product lines trialled last year were well received, and also noted how disappointed many customers were that several popular lines had been dropped.

“The matter is being reviewed for the 2019 season – not least because it will be the 1959 Group’s 60th anniversary, so they are keen to make it an even more successful year.”

Customers who sent their cards through Post & Packing in Mount Pleasant Road managed to raise a further £280 thanks to a donation from manager Rob Cade and his team.

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