It may only have just turned to autumn but a little bit of Christmas is coming to Grantham with the opening of the Cards for Good Causes seasonal shop in The George Centre.
The UK’s largest multi-charity card organisation will deck the halls in the shopping centre from October 13, offering an array of festive cards and Christmas gift ideas.
Staffed by volunteers, the outlet sells cards for more than 25 national and local charities, including Rotary and Friends of St Wulfram’s Church.
Shop manager Sally Scorer said: “Our seasonal shops are a great way to prepare for Cristmas, 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 family and friends and again to worthwhile causes of your choice.”
Shoppers can find the shop in The George Centre by looking out for the distinctive triangular red Santa sign (pictured).
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 distibution of their Christmas cards and any VAT.
The Grantham 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.
The shop will be open from October 13 until December 12, 10am-4pm, Tuesday to Saturday.