A small charity card shop in a North London church has made £1500 in its first week of opening.
According to local newspaper GetWestLondon, the Ealing Charity Card shop, which opened for the 30th time on 2 November, at the Church of Christ the Saviour, Ealing, London, is already up in its sales on this time last year.
Since opening in 1985, it has sold an estimated 5 million cards and raised over £500,000 for more than 100 charities.
This year organiser Sue Green has set a target of raising £30,000 to beat last year’s total of £28,000, and said the team was already up on last year by raising £1,500 in the first week.
She told GetWestLondon, ‘It was received very well, we invited volunteers and quite a few came along’. The launch was attended by MP Rupa Huq, the Mayor of Ealing Councillor Harbhajan Kaur Dheer, MP Stephen Pound and radio and television presenter John Sergeant.