Local Christmas scene festive greeting cards are selling fast for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity!!

  • 25 November 2019

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Festive greeting cards featuring Kings College, Grantchester Church, Ely Cathedral, Wimpole Hall, the Mathematical Bridge and Market Square are proving popular with supporters of the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, this year.  In fact, the Kings College and Market Square designs have sold so fast, that the Retail Team have had to order more to try and keep pace with demand!Sarah Turner, Shop Manager who is also responsible for collating and sending out online Christmas card orders, comments: “Christmas is my favourite time of year. I’ve had so much fun being the festive elf at the Hospice this year: it’s been lovely gathering together beautiful Christmas cards to send out to our supporters!I’ve been amazed with all the compliments we’ve had about the range and quality of cards we stock. If you haven’t seen them yet, take a look our online shop, in any of our five shops, at Reception of the Hospice in Shelford Bottom, or the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech. Some even feature flitter, rather than glitter, so you can recycle them!”The picturesque local designs (£4.50 for a pack of 10, plus P&P) are six of a range of fifteen available from the Charity. Eight other colourful designs (£3.95 per pack of 10, plus P&P) include ‘Merry Christmas’ letters, a sleepy mouse who has tucked into a rather large Christmas pudding, a sheep in woolly hat and scarf, a nativity scene, an Arthur Bear with a robin, fairy baubles, bicycles and Santa – whilst a very cute fluffy robin design has already sold out of all 525 packets which had been stocked!   Where to buy?  Saffron Walden’s Late-Night Shopping on Friday 6 December.  The Hospice’s retail team (having broken records by doubling their festive sales at Ely Christmas Gift and Food Fair earlier this month!) will be selling the Christmas range at the town’s late night shopping event, taking place between King Street and the Market Square. Arthur Rank Hospice Charity Shops – in Cambridge (Regent Street, Mill Road and Burleigh Street), Cottenham (High Street) and Great Shelford (Woollards Lane) – greetings cards, delicious ready-made Christmas puddings of various sizes, and various other Christmas lines including stocking fillers. The Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech has cards and puddings, as does Reception at the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity in Shelford Bottom which also has an additional range of brilliant stocking fillers and special Christmas gifts – including mini-Arthur Bears with scarves and Christmas crackers crafted by the Hospice’s Knits of the Round Table knitting club!Look Ahead hairdressers in Fulbourn, and Daisy Chain gift shop in Histon – stock a selection of Arthur Rank Hospice greetings cards.Arthur Rank Hospice Charity’s online shop stocks Christmas cards at  arhc.org.uk/shop-online.asp.  For a physical order form, please call 01223 675888.   Orders are sent from the Hospice by 2nd Class Royal Mail, so please bear this in mind and allow sufficient time for delivery when placing your order (last dates for Christmas post this year are Wednesday 18 December second class, Friday 20 December first class and Monday 23 December special delivery).