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Get Your Festive Goodies At Good Cause Stalls

Fill up with festive cheer this Christmas and help Cotswold District Council staff donate to good causes with trips to two charity card shops opening this month.

Council staff will host two 'Cards for Good Causes' stalls, at the Moreton Area Centre in the High Street and at Cirencester's Corinium Museum in Park Street, where both stands will sell a wide range of cards and other festive goods to help good causes and charities this Christmas.

Corinium staff will hold their stall in the museum shop from October 22nd to December 15th, while Moreton's card sellers will boast their wares in the office's atrium from October 24th until December 19th. Some of the charities supported include local group North Cotswold Voluntary Help Centre, as well as national organisations such as the NSPCC, Cancer Research and the British Heart Foundation. As well as Christmas cards, shoppers can also pick up gift tags, wrapping paper and advent calendars.

Staff at the Moreton centre were able to raise £15,000 for charity last year, and Moreton centre manager Sarah Cantwell said: "This year, we really hope we can top last year's total. We urge everyone to get into the festive spirit and support your local charities".

'Cards for Good Causes' donated £5 million to charities last Christmas, while the group handed over £20 million to good causes since 2002. The charity, a non-profit organisation, operates more than 350 shops in churches, libraries, museums and community venues across the country during the festive period.

Posted : 18/10/2007 15:05:10

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