Christmas Card Shop Opens in St Albans Supporting A Wide Range of Charities

The festive season is under way in St Albans as the Cards for Good Causes pop-up charity Christmas card shop opens in St Albans Cathedral. Legendary football commentator John Motson ‘cut the ribbon’ as the partnership between Cards for Good Causes and the Cathedral celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Talking at the opening, John Motson said, “It’s great to support Cards for Good Causes, with at least 70p in every pound going to support the charities.  A record 38 charities are represented in this year’s pop-up store.  Hopefully the shop will have a bumper year here at St Albans Cathedral, so let’s get on with the selling!”

Buying Christmas cards through Cards for Good Causes is the best way to get access to the widest selection of Christmas cards available, as well as a fantastic range of seasonal gifts and products, while supporting a range of national and local charities.

Staffed by a team of local volunteers, the St Albans pop-up shop is part of a network of more than 300 temporary shops run by Cards for Good Causes, the UK’s largest multi-charity Christmas card organisation. It represents more than 250 charities including Cancer Research UK, Barnardo’s, NSPCC, Alzheimer’s Society and RNLI as well as a number of local charities such as Motor Neurone Disease, Fraternity of the Friends of St. Albans Abbey and The Churches Conservation Trust.

Shoppers will be able to choose from hundreds of different Christmas card designs, including local scene cards of St Albans Cathedral.

Penny Hutchin, Shop Manager for Cards for Good Causes says: “Buying charity Christmas cards is one of the simplest ways to support good causes this festive season and we stock one of the widest ranges of Christmas cards anywhere. The proceeds from every card or product sold make a vital contribution to the work of the charities that we partner. Come and find us in St Albans Cathedral and get ahead in your Christmas preparations by getting your cards early.”

In the past ten years, charities have received more than £40 million from Cards for Good Causes, representing at least 70p in every pound, out of which the charities pay for the production and distribution of their Christmas cards and any VAT.


Shop Opening Hours:

Monday-Friday          10.00-16.00

Saturday                     10.00-15.30

Sunday                       12.45-16.45


Shop Address:

St Albans Cathedral

Holywell Hill

St Albans

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