Charity Christmas card shops set to re-open and celebrate its 50th year

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The Combined Charities Christmas card shops will reopen this year with a big fanfare to celebrate 50 years of trading and raising over £5.5m during this time.

Unfortunately the planned shops for 2020 had to be cancelled just 3 days before the official openings due to the UK being placed back into lockdown, however Sheila Hallas MBE and her team of volunteers were deterred and plodded on making plans for 2021.

Returning this week this Wilmslow shop, located upstairs at Wilmslow Library, will have a large choice and variety of cards from all our charities that you can purchase.

Additionally, a selection of gifts and novelties will be available, the sale of which helps pay for the shops' costs enabling every single penny from the sale of the Christmas cards to go straight back to the charity.

Founder Sheila Hallas "It's a great feeling to be back doing what we enjoy and helping others in the process. Following last year's disappointment of not being able to open at the critical point when many charities were really struggling due to Covid and needed all the help they could get, we are thrilled to be back.

"We do of course have Covid safe protocols in place so customers and volunteers can be assured we are doing all we can to keep everyone safe."

The Combined Charities Christmas Shop at Wilmslow Library will be open from Saturday October 30th to December 11th. The open hours are 9am to 5pm, but on Thursdays the shop is open until 7pm and on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm. Closed Sundays.

Combined Charities Christmas Shop


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Raymond Walker
Tuesday 26th October 2021 at 4:49 pm
I am always pleased to support local charities. However when I looked three years ago the only cards that declared a country of manufacture were Unicef of the Netherlands. It seemed that the rest were printed in China, a non-Christian country as far as Christmas is concerned. Consequently I came out empty-handed because I believe Charity begins at Home nd we cannot afford to export Sterling.
For the first time, this year I cheerily found Hooper's selling Cancer Research cards showing 'Printed in England' and hope that a visit to the Card shop will have more printed in our country.
Terry Roeves
Monday 1st November 2021 at 2:25 pm
I restock the Hearing Dogs for Deaf People section with Christmas cards. I checked with head office who assure me that they are indeed printed in England.
We would never want anybody unhappy about our fund raising activities.
Regards Terry Roeves