|Thirtieth Year For Ealing Charity Christmas Shop|
Open until 19th December at Church of Christ the Saviour
An Ealing shop which has been selling Christmas Cards for three decades has raised over half a million pounds for a variety of charities.
This week it has opened its doors for the 30th year at the Church of Christ the Saviour, New Broadway.
The Ealing Charity Christmas shop, was opened on 5 November by Stephen Pound, MP, Rupa Huq, MP, the Mayor of Ealing, Councillor Harbhajan Kaur Dheer, and John Sergeant, radio and television broadcaster, will offer the people of Ealing the chance to buy their Christmas cards knowing that 100% of the money raised will go to charity.
The shop, founded in 1985 by two local women, is unique because, unlike many charity card shops, all of the funds raised go straight into the hands of the charities.
Organiser and founder Sue Green said:
‘We’re delighted to be celebrating our 30 Year Anniversary. Unlike many other charity card shops, the Ealing Charity Christmas Card Shop is able to send 100% of the money taken directly back to charity. Because of our fantastic group of 70 volunteer helpers who come back every year to keep the shop running smoothly, we’ve raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for many different charities over the last 30 years.’
Last year the shop raised over £28,000 for over 30 charities, and more than 100 charities have been supported by the shop over the years.
Since the Ealing Charity Christmas Card Shop was started 30 years ago in 1985 it has:
Sold over 5 million Christmas cards
The Ealing Charity Christmas Card shop is open until Saturday 19 December, Monday to Saturday 10am until 5pm; it is based at the Church of Christ the Saviour, New Broadway, Ealing, London, W5 2XA.
10th November 2015