Ealing Central and Acton MP Rupa Huq (right) visits the shop. Picture: Roger Green
November 2, 2023
The Ealing Charity Christmas Card Shop opened this week for its 38th festive season at the Church of Christ the Saviour on New Broadway.
The all-volunteer shop sells cards from 28 charities and is unique because it’s one of the few charity Christmas card shops where 100% of the money raised goes to the participating charities.
Sue Green, who co-founded the Ealing Charity Christmas Card Shop in 1985 said, “After last year’s comeback from two years of disruption and we’re looking forward to doing even better for our 28 charities.”
The card shop opened on 31 October and an early customer was regular supporter Rupa Huq, MP for Ealing Central and Acton, who said, “I’m delighted to support yet again the Ealing Charity Christmas Card Shop with its fantastic selection of cards from charities that operate from the very local to all over the world.”
With total sales since 1985 exceeding £900,000, the Ealing Charity Christmas Card Shop has supported more than 100 charities and sold 5million cards to over 21,000 customers.
The entrance to the Ealing Charity Christmas Card Shop at the Church of Christ the Saviour. Picture: Roger Green
For 2023 there are more than 200 different designs of cards on sale in support of the local branches of the following 28 charities: Age UK Ealing, Alzheimer’s Society, Book Aid International, Bridge of Hope, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Cardiac Risk in the Young, Christian Aid, Combat Stress, Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Diabetes UK, Ealing Samaritans, Ealing Amnesty International, Epilepsy Research UK, Facing the World, Freedom From Torture, Friends of Hammersmith Hospital, Motor Neurone Disease Association, Mind, Multiple Sclerosis Trust, Parkinson's UK, RNLI, Save the Children, Soil Association, Stella Maris - Apostleship of the Sea, St Marks Hospital Foundation Trust, Society of St Vincent de St Paul, Transform Trade and Unique.
The Ealing Charity Christmas Card Shop is based at the Church of Christ the Saviour, New Broadway, Ealing, W5 2XA and is open 10-4pm Mondays to Saturdays until Tuesday, 19 December.
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