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    Wilmslow Sat 26th Oct - Sat 7th Dec   Upstairs in the library
    Macclesfield Sat 2nd Nov - Sat 7th Dec   Upstairs in the library
    Knutsford Thu 31st Oct - Wed 4th Dec   Upstairs in the library
    Sale Sat 9th Nov - Sat 23rd Nov   at Sale Waterside

    Alzheimer's Research UK (click for details) Cards available at Wilmslow, Macclesfield, Sale,BRACE (Alzheimers) (click for details) Cards available at Wilmslow, Macclesfield, Sale,
  • BRACE is a regional charity which funds world-class dementia research in Bristol, Bath, Exeter, Plymouth, Cardiff and Swansea. The beneficiaries of our work are people all around the world.
    By purchasing our Christmas cards you will be helping to fund vital clinical or laboratory research to better understand the causes of dementia, achieve earlier diagnosis and to find effective treatments.
    If you are caring for someone with dementia, you will know that it’s a devastating disease. It can attack memory, personality, language and physical abilities. The family and friends of the person affected by dementia often feel a sense of separation or loss even while that person is still alive. It can last for years, even decades, and there is currently no cure.
    There are over 100 types of dementia, of which the most common type is Alzheimer`s. Over 850,000 people in the UK are living with dementia and this figure is expected to double by 2040. Dementia affects 1 in 50 people aged 65-70 and 1 in 5 over 80. It can also affect younger people although cases are much rarer.

    Thank you for your support. Together we will defeat dementia.

  • British Heart Foundation (click for details) Cards available at Wilmslow, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Sale,
  • Nearly everyone has some association with heart disease during their lifetime, either through friends or family or your own experience. The U.K. has one of the highest death rates from heart disease in the world. It is also our most expensive illness,
  • Cancer Research UK (click for details) Cards available at Wilmslow, Knutsford, Macclesfield,
  • Cancer Research UK was launched in February 2002 following the merger of The Cancer Research Campaign and Imperial Cancer Research Fund, and is now the world's leading independent organisation dedicated to cancer research. It supports the work of more than 3000 scientists, doctors and nurses, and is the European leader in the development of novel anti-cancer treatments and is training the next generation of cancer scientists and doctors.

    Our vision is to cure cancer faster, aiming to control the disease within two generations, carrying out world-class research into the biology and causes of cancer, developing effective treatments, improving the quality of life for patients, reducing the number of people diagnosed with cancer and providing authoritative information on cancer.

    Cancer Research UK is almost entirely funded by donations from the public with a network of 640 shops, 1000 fundraising groups, 30,000 volunteer supporters and more than one million people who regularly donate to Cancer Research UK.

    In. the three years since merger the amount spent on scientific research has increased from £l75M in 2001-2 to £213M in the last year, a truly excellent growth in research expenditure in more than 30 towns and cities in the UK, over £15M being spent in North West England.

    In Manchester the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research has approximately 15 teams working on a range of projects including bowel cancer, cervical cancer, leukaemia, and the cell changes involved in the development of cancer.

    The Christie Hospital, one of the biggest cancer hospitals in Europe, and Cancer Research UK Department of Oncology are developing new treatments for kidney, stomach and bowel cancer.

    At the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital we are funding the UK Children's Cancer Study Group ensuring children receive the most up-to-date treatments, with over 30 clinical trials currently being run.

    At the Wolfson Molecular Imaging Centre, we contributed £2M towards building and equipment costs for the scanning tool PET, which tracks in real time the effectiveness of a particular drug in cancer treatment.

    At Liverpool we are funding several projects at the University, including studies on pancreatic cancer, lung cancer and genetic aspects of small cell lung cancer, and the involvement of viruses in cervical and non-melanoma skin cancer.
  • Children's Society (click for details) Cards available at Macclesfield,
  • The Children's Society works with some of Britain's most vulnerable children and young people. Children with disabilities, child runaways, homeless teenagers and young families experiencing problems.

    Originally called The Waifs and Strays Society in the 19th Century, The Children's Society has changed more than just its name. It has responded to changes in social attitudes and problems, finding new ways to help the many children damaged by society and often neglected by their own families.

    One of the new schemes was pioneered very successfully here in Manchester and has now extended to other parts of the country. Called Safe in the City, it aims to help both practically and emotionally some of the 100,000 children under 16 who run away from home each year. Social workers from the Society seek out these children in railway and bus stations, squats and other areas to which youngsters gravitate.

    Practically they are given clothing, food and shelter in refuges established for this purpose. They are befriended by caring young adults who will listen to their problems and help them to plan a way forward. For many children it is often the first time anyone has cared enough to listen without criticism.

    The Children's Society is a Christian organisation which exists to work with and for children and young people regardless of race, culture or creed.

    Thank you for helping to give all children the positive start in life they deserve.
  • Christian Aid (click for details) Cards available at Macclesfield,
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  • Cystic Fibrosis Trust (click for details) Cards available at Wilmslow, Sale,
  • Cystic fibrosis is life limiting and to date there is no cure.

    1 in 25 people carry the faulty gene but it requires both parents to have the faulty gene for a child with cystic fibrosis (CF) to be born.
    Each child is unique and therefore their journey is too. However, common areas affected by children with CF are:-
    1. Lungs
    2. Digestion
    3. Fertility

    To assist with these problems children have:-
    1. Physiotherapy
    2. Antibiotics
    3. Creon
    4. Fertility treatments

    As the result of improvements in treatment, standards of care and an understanding of CF there are now more adults than children with the CF condition. With increased life expectancy comes additional challenges and issues such as:-
    1. CF related liver disease
    2. Diabetes
    3. Bowel cancer

    In the past everyone with CF received the same treatment. Now there are CFTR modulator drugs like Kaftrio which have improved/ increased the lives of many.

    However, there is still a group of people who cannot benefit from this medication but, with the CF genetic therapy clinical trials which are now starting, this could be a significant game-changer!

    Thank you for reading this. If you would like to make a contribution to the CF Trust, to aid their research or day to day care of CF patients or would like further information, please contact them directly via the website below.
  • East Cheshire Eye Society (click for details) Cards available at Macclesfield,
  • Losing your sight can change your life as you know it. East Cheshire Eye Society provides advice, information, training, and equipment demonstrations to support people affected by sight loss.

    Our aim is to help people with a visual impairment to live life to the full.

    Formed in 1875 our charity is one of the oldest in the area, and has established a much needed role within the local community.

    We thank you for your support by buying our charity Christmas cards, and if you feel that you, or anyone you know, might benefit from our services, please get in touch:

    - 01625 422602
  • East Cheshire Hospice (click for details) Cards available at Wilmslow, Knutsford, Macclesfield,
  • East Cheshire Hospice cares for people living with life-limiting illnesses. We put our patients, their carers and families at the centre of everything we do, and our expert medical treatment is only the start of the holistic care we have been providing for our community for the past 35 years.

    Services range from practical assistance to emotional and spiritual support, as well as social and family services, counselling, complementary therapies and much more.

    We do not charge any of our patients or their families for staying with us or using our outpatient and support services. However. you might be surprised to discover that less than 17% of our operational costs are covered by the government.

    Purchasing Christmas cards in support of the Hospice is truly a gift that gives twice. Each one you send not only carries warm wishes but also the hope of making a difference in the lives of those in our community who need it most this Christmas.

    Our Christmas cards are available in the Charity Christmas Cards Pop-Up Shops, as well as in the Hospice reception, in its shops in Macclesfield, Handforth and Poynton, and also on the Hospice website.
  • Epilepsy Research UK (click for details) Cards available at Wilmslow, Sale,
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  • Francis House Children's Hospice (click for details) Cards available at Wilmslow, Knutsford, Sale,
  • Francis House Children’s Hospice provides care for children, teenagers and young adults with a short life expectancy, plus the necessary support and short-term rest for their families.

    From its site in Didsbury, the hospice supports families from all over the North West, providing a haven where parents can take a break from their role as carers, and where young people enjoy experiences to enrich their short lives.

    Francis House gives support, comfort and care in the form of:
    • Skilled nursing for children in a homely, happy and secure place
    • An essential break for parents and the family as a whole
    • Friendship, encouragement and relief, enabling the entire family to return home refreshed
    • A flexible service to suit the needs of the family, including home support and bereavement care
    • A lifeline by just being available day or night

    Annual running costs are £4.7 million, and all services are given completely free of charge. By far the largest part of funding comes through charitable donations.
  • Guide Dogs for the Blind (click for details) Cards available at Sale,
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  • Hearing Dogs for Deaf People (click for details) Cards available at Wilmslow, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Sale,
  • Hearing Dogs for Deaf People believes that no deaf person should feel alone. This is why we train highly skilled hearing dogs that help deaf people, and offer a wide range of personalised hearing support services, which together provide emotional and practical help for deaf people.
  • Hope and Homes For Children (click for details) Cards available at Wilmslow,
  • The charity was founded after the Bosnian War when a British Army officer Col. Mark Cook saw a bombed orphanage with children living in the rubble. He was so moved by their plight that he and his wife Caroline discussed what they could do to change the situation. They discovered many orphanages in similar situations in Eastern Europe and later elsewhere in the world and at first thought that what the children needed were better orphanages but after spending a whole week with the children, they found that they were on the wrong tack and that what the children really wanted was love in a loving family.

    The Charity now fights for every child to feel the love and belonging of a safe family home.

    Since 1994, Hope and Homes for Children has been working to stop the institutionalisation of children. We’re 200 people, in multiple countries, inspiring organisations, including the UN, EU and governments around the world, to close the doors of orphanages forever.

    We close orphanages, support care reform, and help to overhaul child protection, so that children can grow up feeling the love and belonging of a safe family home
  • Humane Research (click for details) Cards available at Wilmslow, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Sale,
  • The Humane Research Trust cio works with scientists to develop new medical research techniques, without the use of animals, for the permanent benefit of people.

    For over 60 years, the Trust has been at the forefront of efforts to promote the health of people and at the same time reduce animal suffering in the laboratory.

    We have a strong and genuine passion for animals and people and our goal is to reduce suffering for us all. We believe that medical research involving animals cannot be justified, whatever the circumstance. We all have a responsibility to treat animals and each other fairly and with great respect.

    We have so much work to do, but our motivation is, and will remain strong, until the day when all medical research is free from animal suffering. With your help, this time will come.

  • Kidneys for Life (click for details) Cards available at Wilmslow, Macclesfield,
  • For almost 50 years, Kidneys for Life, a Manchester based charity, has worked with patients, families and staff across the North West of England to provide vital funding for research into all elements of kidney disease.
    Chronic Kidney disease affects approx 3.6 million people in the UK and whilst there are treatments available, such as dialysis and transplant, currently no cure exists.
    By supporting Kidneys for Life, you're enabling us to:
    Provide funding for research into kidney disease, transplantation, dialysis and related diseases affecting the kidney - our grants would be considered as Pump Priming Grants
    Support the education and training of kidney related teams and patients
    Provide patient amenities for kidney and transplant patients
    Purchase medical equipment (for items not funded by the NHS) for the benefit of kidney and transplant patients
  • Macmillan Cancer Support (click for details) Cards available at Wilmslow, Knutsford,
  • July sees the successful conclusion to the Macmillan Macclesfield Appeal with the last £20,000 of the appeal having been raised thanks to all the magnificent support they a have received in the local area.

    In Manchester the news is just as bright in 2004 Macmillan spent over £2.32M improving cancer services in the area and paid out £350,607 in Macmillan grants helping 878 who faced immediate financial need as a result of a cancer diagnosis next year the figure will be even more. In greater Manchester there are now over 150 Macmillan funded & supported nurses, doctors, allied health professionals, information workers and benefits advisors.

    November 2004 saw the launch of Macmillan's Better Deal Campaign to help highlight the financial problems that people diagnosed with cancer, and their families face. In 2005 Macmillan will be investing over £0.5M in Manchester to provide 24 cancer information points in Manchester libraries and 4 new benefits advisors who will be based in Manchester Hospitals.

    The Greater Manchester Appeal (South) has recently secured some very prestigious support from British Cycling & Sale Sharks. In addition, Stockport County have named Macmillan as their charity of the season for 2005-2006 so it's all looking good, but we still have a lot of money to raise to keep up with demand so any help you can give will be very welcome indeed!
  • Marie Curie (click for details) Cards available at Macclesfield, Sale,
  • Every day of your life matters – from the first to the last. We believe everyone living with a terminal illness should be able to get the most from the time they have left, however hard that may sometimes feel. We’ve been around as long as the NHS. And over the last 60 years, we’ve been there for hundreds of thousands of families. We’ll be here for you and your family when you may feel like no-one else is, to help you cope when you don’t know how. Marie Curie Nurses care for you in your home, when you need them most, day or night. Our hospices are at the heart of communities around the UK, offering specialist round-the-clock care. And our trained volunteers and advisers are here for you with practical information and support when you don’t know what to do next or just need to talk. We’ll be by your side with care and support every step of the way, bringing light in the darkest hours. But our ageing population means more and more people are living with a terminal illness, often with more complex needs. Most families in the UK will find themselves grappling with these issues in the coming years. Even now, one in four people doesn’t get the care and support they need at the end of their life. We don’t think that’s good enough. We don’t think anyone should have to face the most difficult time in their lives by themselves. So we’re determined to do more, for more of the people who need us, than we ever have before. We urgently need support to make that possible – just £20 will pay for an hour of care from a Marie Curie Nurse. Because every day matters wheocientyn you’re living with a terminal illness.

    For more information, volunteering opportunities and ways you can get involved please contact Jessica Herrington on 0161 255 2800 or email
  • Martyn Donaldson Music Trust (click for details) Cards available at Macclesfield,
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  • Motor Neurone Disease Association (click for details) Cards available at Wilmslow, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Sale,
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  • MS Society (click for details) Cards available at Wilmslow,
  • Covering Stockport and South East Manchester - Our local group provides additional support for people affected by MS themselves and their families.

    Multiple Sclerosis is a disease which impacts people in a whole host of different way - with varying support needs for people affected coming from all walks of life. The funds we raise helps provide a range of different services, from peer support through to grants and councelling.
  • National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (click for details) Cards available at Wilmslow, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Sale,
  • The NSPCC's purpose is to end cruelty to children. Our vision is of a society where all children are loved, valued and able to fulfil their potential. Such a challenging aspiration requires a major shift in society. While recognising the need to provide vision and leadership, the NSPCC cannot end cruelty to children on its own and we seek to work in partnership with other agencies and individuals. We seek to achieve cultural, social and political change - influencing legislation, policy, practice, attitudes and behaviours for the benefit of children and young people. This is achieved through a combination of service provision, lobbying, campaigning and public education.
  • North West Air Ambulance (click for details) Cards available at Wilmslow, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Sale,
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  • North West Cancer Research (click for details) Cards available at Wilmslow, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Sale,
  • North West Cancer Research is an independent charity dedicated to putting the region’s cancer needs first by funding life-saving research and education to tackle the cause, improve the care and find the cure for cancer.

    Since 2000, North West Cancer Research has funded more than £45 million of world-class research, addressing cancer inequalities and championing the region’s research community to pave the way for a cancer-free future.
  • Oxfam (click for details) Cards available at Macclesfield, Sale,
  • Oxfam works with others worldwide to overcome poverty and suffering. It specializes in water and sanitation, food security, nutrition and health promotion, especially following natural disasters or conflicts.

    Following the Asian tsunami on Boxing Day 2004, Oxfam was one of the first agencies on the scene, as workers were already in the affected areas. Of the £300M raised nationally for the Disasters Emergency Committee £20M is allocated to OXFAM to continue its work there this year, with more to follow in 2006/7.

    Meanwhile, thirty other developing countries are being helped in various ways to improve their health, education and standard of living. Communities are helping themselves by producing goods for sale in the Fairtrade market. Some of these foods now available are cocoa, honey, fruit, nuts, oil as well as tea and coffee.

    Also re-starting is OXFAM UNWRAPPED, where donations buy livestock or train farmers and the donor receives a gift card.
    Thank you for your support.
  • Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund (click for details) Cards available at Wilmslow,
  • The Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund is a national charity founded in 2004 and dedicated to promoting and supporting more research into Pancreatic Cancer,; a cancer which, , if not caught very early, has a very low survival rate. The founders wanted to ensure that money was raised specifically for this cancer because It did not receive the attention it needed from the larger cancer charities. It also affects all age groups.
    Over the last 20 years many millions have been raised and certainly there is more successful research being done and there is more general awareness of Pancreatic cancer However, the Trustees have decided that the time might be right to merge with another larger charity, also dedicated to PC research. This charity also has an emphasis on working with the general public and doctors to raise awareness of the symptoms which might allow the cancer to be caught in its early stages.
    Christmas cards have been an important fund raiser but this year (2023) will be the last one for PCRF cards. I hope to be back next year with some new cards for the new merged charity.
    Thank you very much for all your support over the last 9 years as your purchases in the Wilmslow shop have raised over £1000 a year.
    Hilary Archer
  • Prevent Breast Cancer (click for details) Cards available at Wilmslow, Knutsford,
  • We are on a mission to prevent breast cancer for future generations. With the help of world leading experts we aim to predict, prevent and protect, creating a future free from breast cancer.

    Thanks to better predictive tools and early intervention, we truly believe that for future generations, breast cancer will be a thing of the past. This means acting now, to help more people live a life that’s free from the disease. It means funding research aimed solely at prevention breast cancer.

    We are the only UK charity dedicated to the prediction and prevention of breast cancer, meaning we’re committed to freeing the world from the disease altogether. Unlike many cancer charities, we’re focused on preventing, rather than curing. Promoting early diagnosis, screening and lifestyle changes, we believe we can stop the problem before it starts. Based at the only breast cancer prevention centre in the UK, The Nightingale Centre at Wythenshawe Hospital, we’re right at the frontline in the fight against this disease.
  • Royal National Lifeboat Institution (click for details) Cards available at Wilmslow, Knutsford, Macclesfield,
  • The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea.
    Powered primarily by kind donations, our search and rescue service has been saving lives for nearly 200 years.
    Next year, 2024 , is in fact the 200th Anniversary.
    We are a charity founded upon and driven by our values of selflessness, courage, dependability, and trustworthiness, with volunteers at our heart.
    The vast majority of RNLI people are volunteers - ordinary people doing extraordinary things - supported by expert staff, all working together to help communities at home and abroad save lives. 97% of our operational crew are volunteers and we have saved more than 144,000 lives since our formation.
    In 2022, 389 lives were saved at sea by the RNLI.
    We’re committed to being one of the most efficient charities in the UK and Ireland.
    As a charity, separate from the coastguard and independent from government, we are reliant on voluntary donations to power our lifesaving work.
    You can discover more about our stations and stores by watching our TV series Saving Lives at Sea.
    Saving Lives at Sea has been telling stories of courage for seven series, and a new series has just started on BBC 2 on Thursdays at 8pm. Showing sinking ships and kayakers in distress to tidal cut-offs and people just seconds away from drowning.
    We, the local members of the RNLI support the brave volunteer crews by raising money from events such as this Charity Christmas Card Shop.
    It is wonderful to consider that your generosity can turn small change into life savings.
  • Royal Osteoporosis Society (click for details) Cards available at Wilmslow, Knutsford,
  • The Royal Osteoporosis Society is the UK’s largest national charity dedicated to improving bone health and beating osteoporosis. They equip people with practical information and support to take action on their bone health. Support their search for a cure and help people to live well with osteoporosis by purchasing a set of their Christmas cards. eCards are also available to purchase via the ROS website.

    To find out more information about osteoporosis, purchase eCards, and what support is available locally, please visit our website.
  • Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (click for details) Cards available at Knutsford, Macclesfield, Sale,
  • RSPCA aims to promote kindness and to prevent or suppress cruelty to animals. As well as the work carried out in the field by the RSPCA Inspectors and Animal Collection Officers, who respond to reports of ill-treatment of animals, neglect, and carry out rescues; RSPCA branches work at a local level to provide direct animal welfare services in a specific geographical area.
    There are 47 branches, all separately registered charities, Each year the RSPCA re-homes approximately 21,000 animals, and neuters almost 11,000 animals.

    Assistance is also provided towards the cost of veterinary treatment for those owners with limited means, some 40,000 animals. This work would not be possible without the support and commitment of the branch volunteers.
    Branches work closely with the Inspectorate, taking in unwanted, abandoned and mistreated animals and care for them until they can be found new homes. Some branches run their own Animal Centres, others use private boarding establishments and foster homes. In 2005 we are launching a joint initiative with the Dog's Trust throughout the North to try and neuter 5000 dogs by the end of the year, and so reduce the number of unwanted litters.
    The Altrincham branch were fortunate to receive a legacy last year to be used on capital projects to help cats. A significant part of this went to rebuild the cattery at the RSPCA Warrington Animal Centre, and a further amount was donated to a branch in Rochdale to provide new pens in their new cattery.
  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (click for details) Cards available at Wilmslow, Knutsford, Macclesfield,
  • The RSPB works in the UK and around the world. We carry out conservation work, protect habitats, save species, and are helping to end the nature and climate emergency. We do this through five main work areas: science, species, places, people and policy.

    The RSPB Macclesfield Local Group’s aim is to promote the RSPB locally and to provide its members, friends and local people with an interesting, varied and importantly enjoyable programme of indoor and outdoor meetings throughout the season. The Group actively promotes and encourages collaborative working with other conservation organisations on a local basis for the benefit of the local area as well as fundraising for the RSPB’s local and national conservation goals.

    The group's indoor meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month except June, July and August. Field trips are usually by car and take place throughout the year to include well known bird watching locations as well as ‘Walks with Nature’ in the local area.

    For more information about the Macclesfield RSPB Local Group please email:
  • Save The Children (click for details) Cards available at Macclesfield,
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  • St Ann's Hospice (click for details) Cards available at Wilmslow, Sale,
  • St. Ann's Hospice provides care each year for more than 3000 people with life threatening illnesses. All care is provided free of charge.
    To continue to offer its wide range of services, which now includes extensive day care facilities, alternative therapies and also support for carers, St. Ann's Hospice needs to raise £5.7m per year through voluntary contributions that is almost £15,500 per day.
    St Ann's patients are drawn from Greater Manchester and North Cheshire and its ethos was recognised earlier this year when it was named the 2nd Best Employer to work for in the whole of the UK. Your support to help others is very much appreciated.
    If you would like to help in any way please phone 0161-498-3631

  • Stockdales (click for details) Cards available at Sale,
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  • The Christie (click for details) Cards available at Wilmslow, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Sale,
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  • Wilmslow Wells for Africa (click for details) Cards available at Wilmslow,
  • Wilmslow Wells for Africa was founded in 1984 by a local woman, Brenda Motterhead, who had personally witnessed the appalling effects of having no access to clean water in African villages, even though this was available underground. She was determined to make a difference to the health of these rural communities and, 31 years later, the charity has funded almost 200 projects to provide wells, boreholes, water harvesting and storage systems. The volunteer-run organisation collaborates with trusted partners working ‘on the ground’ to achieve the improvements. Over £1 million has now been raised by the charity, with 99.2% of that sum being spent directly on the projects – all skills and time are freely given by the WWA supporters. The emphasis in recent years has been on projects in Uganda, Malawi, Zambia,Tanzania & Kenya.