Wellingborough Christmas card shop back for business

A Cards for Good Causes shop was opened at All Hallows Church in Wellingborough by MP Peter Bone
A Cards for Good Causes shop was opened at All Hallows Church in Wellingborough by MP Peter Bone

A charity Christmas card pop-up shop has set out its stall ready for the festive season.

Cards for Good Causes has stocked up with seasonal goodies and gifts to catch early Christmas shoppers in Wellingborough.

The shop, based at All Hallows Church on the Market Square, staffed by volunteers, showcases cards representing over 25 UK charities both national and local, including The Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and Motor Neurone Association.

Peter Bone, MP for Wellingborough and Rushden, officially opening the store said: “The 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.”

The Wellingborough seasonal shop is part of the Cards for Good Causes’ national network of over 300 shops, selling cards for around 275 charities and staffed by more than 6,000 volunteers.

In the past five years, charities nationally have received more than £20 million from Cards for Good Causes, representing at least 70p in every pound.

The shop, marked by Cards for Good Causes’ distinctive triangular red Santa sign in the market area, will be open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 9.30am - 2.30pm until Saturday December 12.