Exmouth card shop has new home
PUBLISHED: 12:00 04 November 2010
A CHARITY Christmas card shop has found a new home in Exmouth.
Until just two weeks ago, Cards for Good Causes, the national multi-charity festive card shop which has been in the town for 20 years, was without a home having previously been accommodated in Glenorchy Church on Salterton Road.
The church, which Tesco has acquired for its expansion, is due for demolition in the near future.
The card shop will now be based at the Tower Street Methodist Church in the centre of Exmouth. It is hoped this will become its permanent home.
All 34 charities – 28 national and six local guests - will continue to be represented, each with eight different card designs, all returning at least 75p in every £1 to the charity.
With the addition of Christmas goods for all ages, the shop, manned by a team of about 40 volunteers, is a colourful and lively place to start festive preparations.
A spokesperson for the shop said: “Volunteers, coming from all walks of life, are the life blood of Cards for Good Causes and in Exmouth we are fortunate in having one of the best teams in the UK.
“Customers are passionate about their individual charities and have offered tremendous support over the last 20 years.
“We are grateful for that support and look forward to meeting them again this year in the town together with new faces from the central location.”