Combined Charities Christmas Shops 1971 - 2023
Look where a chance remark can take you!
52 years ago this year, I was in a tiny side street antique shop in Alderley Edge. I happened to say that I couldn't find anywhere that sold charity Christmas cards.
The astonishing reply was “Well, if you like, you can have this shop to sell your cards. I am moving to the high street.”
So began an enterprise that has generated sales of around £6m for the participating charities.
Combined Charities have Christmas shops in Wilmslow, Macclesfield, Knutsford and hopefully in Hale or Sale
We cover the inevitable expenses (rent, publicity, insurance, equipment, phone) by selling gifts alongside the charities' cards.
Our web-site began in 1999. It has proved popular with people who come to our shops, and want to support a favourite charity.
Over the 50 years this venture has attracted some extraordinarily talented people who give their time and talents to the successful running of this organisation. No-one is paid a penny.
To those of you who either come to our shops, or buy on-line, we are friendly and welcoming.
You can rest assured that 100% of the value of the charities' sales is returned to them.
We thank you all for your support, and wish you all well
Sheila Hallas MBE