Hundreds of cards selling for 60 charities in St Albans and Harpenden

PUBLISHED: 17:00 19 November 2017

The Harpenden Cards for Good Causes shop. Left to right: Paul Johnson, Brian Cooke, and shop manager Helen Mellor. Picture: Scott Prentice.

The Harpenden Cards for Good Causes shop. Left to right: Paul Johnson, Brian Cooke, and shop manager Helen Mellor. Picture: Scott Prentice.

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Hundreds of Christmas cards and festive necessities are being sold in Harpenden and St Albans in aid of a plethora of good causes.

There will be advent calendars, candles, wrapping paper, napkins and stocking fillers on sale.

At the Harpenden shop, there will be cards depicting two local scenes captured by members of the Harpenden Photographic Society - Paul Johnson and Brian Cooke.

Money raised from the sales is being donated to 60 different charities, including the Alzheimer’s Society, RNLI and Cancer Research UK.

In Harpenden Cards for Good Causes is in the United Reform church on the corner of Vaughan Road and Victoria Road, at the triangular red Santa sign.

It is open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm, or Saturdays 9.30am to 3.30pm, until December 12.

The St Albans shop is in the Cathedral and is open 10am till 4pm Monday to Friday, 10am to 3.30pm on Saturday, and 1pm to 4.45pm on Sunday, until December 14.

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