Eastbourne Library stocking Christmas cards for good causes

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IT MAY only be October but that hasn’t stopped Eastbourne Library stocking up on Christmas cards in an effort to raise cash for charity this festive season.

As part of a national drive, the local branch of Cards for Good Causes has set up at the town centre library and has already started selling cards to extra-prepared passers-by.

Shoppers can pick from a selection of cards from more than 25 national and local charities – with 75p in every £1 from the card sales going to the relevant good cause.

What is left pays for the running costs of the temporary stores – in this case the stand at Eastbourne Library.

Jane Tingley, who organised the sale, said, “We’re delighted to be back in Eastbourne Library. “Everyone is so generous and really helps us raise more for our charities. Charity cards are a great way to buy once and give twice – once to the person who receives your card and once to your favourite charity.”

And the scheme has already been backed by the town’s MP, Stephen Lloyd. He said, “It’s fantastic so many people in Eastbourne buy their Christmas cards to support charities.

“Cards For Good Causes have been going for many years – they’re very well known locally and I’m delighted to support such a great way of getting money to worthwhile organisations.”

The shop, staffed by volunteers, opens Monday to Thursday 9.30am-5pm, Friday 10.30am-5pm and Saturday 9.30am-4.30pm.