Pop-up charity shop ready to open for festive season

The 'Cards for Good Causes' charity Christmas card shop opens its doors on Friday October18th at 9 Gildredge Road. Getting the shop ready are (L to R): Jan Black, Vicky Brown, Tricia Brecht and Cheryl Bond. October 14th 2013 E42023P

The 'Cards for Good Causes' charity Christmas card shop opens its doors on Friday October18th at 9 Gildredge Road. Getting the shop ready are (L to R): Jan Black, Vicky Brown, Tricia Brecht and Cheryl Bond. October 14th 2013 E42023P

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Christmas is still a couple of months away but Cards for Good Causes is hoping to catch the early birds by opening up their charity shop on Friday.

Cards for Good Causes is the country’s largest multi-charity Christmas card organisation, raising money for around 300 charities by selling cards in pop-up shops across the UK.

This week, it opens the doors of its Eastbourne branch on Gildredge Road, near the train station, and is calling on all Christmas shoppers to pay them a visit.

Christine Holland of Cards for Good Causes, said, “Getting set for Christmas can be an exciting but hectic challenge for many, so now is the time to bring in all the little extras that make planning for the festive season seem effortless.

“There are some items we never forget to sort out – the tree, the turkey and of course the gifts, but what about the things that make such a difference but sometimes fall by the wayside?

“A quick visit to the Cards for Good Causes shop and you will find everything you need, from gift wrapping and money cards to tree hooks and napkins. And buying these items and your greetings cards from us means you can be all wrapped up in time for Christmas and help some very worthy causes along the way.”

By donating at least 75p out of every pound it makes through sales, Cards for Good Causes has been able to give more than £20 million to charity over the past five years.

Just a number of the good causes that have benefited from this scheme include Barnado’s, Age UK, Cancer Research UK and RNLI Lifeboats.

Christine added, “Christmas is just around the corner but we are here to help make sure this year’s celebrations go without a hitch.

“And, most importantly, to uphold the spirit of the festive season by supporting as many charities as we possibly can through the website and our network of shops.”

The charity shop will officially open its doors on Friday, October 18 and is easily recognisable by the red triangular Santa in the window.

In the meantime, you can visit www.cardsforcharity.co.uk to see a selection of the cards on offer, make a purchase or just find out more about the organisation and the charities it helps.