Cards For Good Causes Returns To York

1GrahamTurnerThe seasonal shops mark the start of the holiday season selling Christmas cards to raise money for charity.

The Cards for Good Causes will be at St Martin’s Church next to city screen and St Helen’s Church opposite Betty’s.

Staffed by local volunteers, the outlet sells cards for more than 30 national and local charities including Alne Hall Cheshire Home and Yorkshire Cancer Research.

Shelley Mills, Area Organiser said: “Our seasonal shops are a great way to prepare for Christmas while at the same time providing an important source of funding for charities.

“In keeping with the Christmas spirit, sending charity Christmas cards allows you to give twice – once to friends and family, and again to worthwhile causes of your choice.”

People can find the York shops by looking out for Cards for Good Causes’ distinctive triangular red Santa sign at St Martin’s Church on Coney Street (by the City Screen) or St Helen’s Church in St Helen’s Square (opposite Betty’s).

In the past five years, charities have received more than £20 million from Cards for Good Causes – representing at least 70p in every pound out of which charities had to pay for the production and distribution of their Christmas cards and any VAT.

The York seasonal shops are part of the Cards for Good Causes’ national network of over 300 shops, selling cards for around 275 charities.

They are open between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Saturday and St Helen’s is also open every Sunday afternoon until 15 December.

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