St Albans’ annual pop-up charity Christmas card and gift shop has popped-down temporarily in line with national lockdown restrictions but will offer a click and collect service from Monday, November 16.
Orders will be available for collection from The Lower Hall, Dagnall Street Baptist Church, Upper Dagnall Street, St Albans AL3 5EE on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Cards for Good Causes is the UK’s leading network of pop-up Christmas card shops. It opened its St Albans shop at its new location in Dagnall Street Baptist Church in record time this year, days ahead of the lockdown on Thursday.
It enjoyed just two days’ brisk trading with extended opening hours, before closing its doors until the end of lockdown.
Patricia Kataria, manager, Cards for Good Causes St Albans, said: “I am so proud of my team who worked tirelessly to set up our beautiful shop in record time. This enabled the St Albans community to stock up on Christmas cards and gifts ahead of Thursday’s lockdown. We are delighted to offer a click and collect service during lockdown and hope that customers will take advantage of this to stock up on Christmas cards and gifts until they can come and buy from us in person once again.
“We sell a wonderful range of Christmas cards and gifts supporting a wide range of charities. Our pop-up shop raises £70-100,000 each year for some 250 national and local charities. These charities will all suffer if Cards for Good Causes is unable to sell its products this year.”
The click and collect service will operate through the Cards for Good Causes website cardsforcharity.co.uk/click-and-collect