The cards that put a stamp on Christmas

Pam Mills

THE Cards for Good Causes [CFGC] charity Christmas card shop has opened again in the United Reformed Church on Mount Ephraim at the entrance to Grosvenor Road.

Staffed by local volunteers, the pop-up shop is part of a network of more than 300 temporary shops run by CFGC.

This year, it features brand new Christmas designs depicting local scenes by Tunbridge Wells artists Chris Burke and Elaine Gill, who were commissioned to do the murals on
the town’s railway station earlier this year.

CFGC represents 250 national charities, but also supports local causes like Hi Kent, Fegans, Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance and Romney Marsh Historic Churches Trust.

It also offers traditional advent calendars, candles, wrapping paper, gift tags, napkins and stocking fillers.

Manager Karen Bryant says: “Buying charity Christmas cards is one of the simplest ways to support good causes.

“Sales not only generate funds with which the charities can make a real difference, but purchasing and sending them helps raise awareness of the vital work these charities do.”

In the past decade, charities have received more than £40million from CFGC, out of which charities can pay for the production and distribution of their cards and any VAT.

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