Highland Hospice, Marie Curie and CHAS have each launched a range of cards, all of which are going to be available for sale in the Centre (across from Waterstones at the Blue Wall) from Wednesday 4th November- Saturday 14th November (10:00 am - 4:00 pm), under the umbrella name of United Highland Charities.
Marie-Anne Vrac, Trading Manager (Highland Hospice):
“The effects of not working or isolating have impacted many who have experienced loneliness or suffered from mental health issues. Very often people don’t show that they are struggling and it’s not always the most obvious people who are in need of a helping hand or kind gesture. This year more than ever before, showing you care by sending a Christmas card with a few kind words could really help to brighten someone’s day.
If you don’t usually send cards, why not make this year an exception? Just taking the time to be mindful and think of who would appreciate hearing from you could have huge benefits. Without doubt, this is the perfect time to practise being kind.
It is so kind of Jackie Cuddy and the Eastgate Centre to allow us to sell our cards there this year, even with less charities participating than usual. Eastgate have been so helpful in helping us to set up our stall in a safe way, adhering to the current Covid guidelines.
By purchasing charity Christmas cards, you will also be supporting three well-loved charities that help many people through difficult times. Fundraising for all three of us has been impacted due to the effects of coronavirus, with most of our events being cancelled.
Our Christmas cards are unable to be sold in many of the usual shops or stalls which stock them at this time of year, so by purchasing them in Eastgate, you will be helping us greatly."
[Pictured: Jackie Cuddy, Centre Manager with charity representatives]