CHRISTMAS card charity shops have popped up across the town as the festive season draws closer.
Charity ‘Cards for Good Causes’ has opened its shop at the library in Henley Street, where It sells cards supporting local and national causes.
Last year the shop could not open due to the library’s refurbishment but charity bosses say they hope to make up for it by having another successful season.
A spokeswoman said: “We have been selling cards in Stratford upon Avon since 1991, raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for our charities.
“Last year we were unable to sell our cards and goods in the town because of the library refurbishment but we are very pleased to be back for the 2017 season which is already underway.”
And the Midland Charities Association – which is run entirely by volunteers – has opened its doors at the United Reformed Church in Rother Street.
The shop will be open until Wednesday December 13 selling cards to raise money for charity.
Shop manager Catherine Davies said: “There will be over 25 different local and national charities, including our local Air Ambulance, Myton and Shakespeare Hospices and the League of Friends of Stratford Hospital cards.”
* SAVE the Children stage a Christmas Fair at Stratford Town Hall on Saturday (October 28).
They will be selling a wide range of gifts including jewellery, skincare products, wood turned items, original paintings and prints, children’s dresses, and more.
There will also be a tombola, a chance to win a weekend break in a Cotswold cottage, and refreshments.
Doors open at 10am until 4pm and admission is free – although donations are always welcome – and all proceeds will go to the Yemen Crisis Appeal.