Two greeting card publishers are independently working with local charities, donating old stock to be sold on for fundraising.
John Higgins and Laura Kavanagh, co-owners of Go La La who have donated some of their old greeting card designs to local cat rescue charity, Cats in Distress in Frome. “We are both cat lovers, so when we launched Go La La, one of our first two ranges was Alf Skitten; a series of silly poems and pictures based on our rescue cats; but we have some old stock of these without barcodes,” says John. “When we heard that our local cat rescue charity Cats in Distress was trying to raise money for its pen appeal, we thought it would be a great idea to donate these cards to the charity, for them to sell and raise money. Unfortunately, the greeting card industry does sometimes generate unused or old stock requiring disposal, and giving to charity rather than recycling is in our opinion much more environmentally friendly.”
It was a similar story for Sarah Lovell, from Sarah Lovell Art was contacted by Royal Trinity Hospice in London after Top Drawer to see if I she any old stock she could send them to sell to help raise funds for the hospice. Sarah continues: “I had some of my cards which I have since added foiling to. So these ones were just lying around, I wasn’t sure what to do with them. It was really nice to be able to help such a good cause rather than just recycle them.”
About Cats in Distress:
The Charity is run by three trustees, who together with a team of dedicated animal loving volunteers help domestic, stray and feral cats. Its mission is to relieve the suffering of cats and kittens in need of care and attention, by providing compassion, protection, treatment and security.
About Royal Trinity Hospice:
Royal Trinity Hospice provides skilled, compassionate care, support, information and advice to people with life-limiting illnesses and those close to them. It cares for people living in the central and south west London community, helping them to live life to the full for whatever time is left.
Trinity depends entirely on donations of stock to sell in its shops and online store, and is always looking to develop new business partnerships. Donations to its shops help raise vital funds to provide expert care to 2,500 individuals and their families and carers each year. See more at https://www.royaltrinityhospice.london/corporate-donations