Pop-up charity Christmas card shop opens in Saffron Walden Library

PUBLISHED: 08:11 29 November 2018 | UPDATED: 08:11 29 November 2018

L-R: Fraser Parry, Anne Bulling, Becca Veitch, Mary Cronin, Janet Crofts and Richard Hughes.

L-R: Fraser Parry, Anne Bulling, Becca Veitch, Mary Cronin, Janet Crofts and Richard Hughes.


The Cards for Good Causes pop-up charity Christmas card shop has opened in Saffron Walden Library.

Staffed by a team of volunteers, the pop-up shop is part of a network of more than 300 temporary shops run by Cards for Good Causes, the UK’s largest multi-charity Christmas card organisation.

It represents more than 250 charities including a number of local charities such as Essex Wildlife Trust, PDSA and St Clare Hospice.

Shoppers will be able to choose from hundreds of different Christmas card designs, as well as traditional advent calendars and candles, wrapping paper, gift tags, napkins and stocking fillers. Created especially for this season is a Christmas card design depicting St Mary’s Church in Saffron Walden by local photographer Fraser Parry.

In the past 10 years, charities have received more than £40million from Cards for Good Causes, representing at least 70p in every pound, out of which the charities pay for the production and distribution of their Christmas cards and any VAT.

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