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We are run by volunteers so 100% goes to the charities - 50th year, £5.5 million raised!

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I’m Sheila Hallas, and I started selling Christmas cards for Charities in 1971. Now with our wonderful army of volunteers, Combined Charities Christmas Shops have raised £5.5m for our 50 National and Local Charities. They come to our pop up shops freely. Uniquely they get 100% of their sales returned to them.

So we were able to open our shops for our 50th year!

We were all glad to be back with our volunteer friends after a year’s enforced absence due to the pandemic.

The retail landscape has changed in that time as lockdown meant people often shopped on line when unable to go out. But despite hesitancy and shielding we were happy to see customers keen to choose their cards from the huge choice in our shops.

Through circumstances outside our control, trading time was cut by 7 weeks overall. The Hale library, where we used to have a 4 week shop, was demolished in November. We only had 2 weeks in Altrincham rather than 4, and the Curzon Cinema in Knutsford could only have us from Wednesdays to Saturdays, not the whole week.

We are now about to pay all our Charities the 100% of their sales. To that we are delighted to add a bonus each of £200, comprising £100 from the Wing Walk I did in September, and another £100 from our saved reserves, all to celebrate our 50th year!

Thank you all for your support.