Local medical charity Cobalt is gearing up for the festive season with a range of homemade Christmas cards lovingly created by volunteers. The cards are created by upcycling and make the perfect seasons greeting. All proceeds go towards the work the Charity do to support local people affected by cancer, dementia and other conditions.
Julia Jenkins, Head of Fundraising, Cobalt said: ‘The upcycling of greetings cards is one of many fundraising activities that help us to continue to provide a state of the art diagnostic imaging service to help diagnose conditions such as dementia and cancer’.
The Christmas cards are available individually or in packs and there are a range of general greetings cards too. The Cobalt Christmas cards are excellent value and helped to raise over £33,000 last year for the Charity.
Christmas cards are available from the Charity at Linton House, Thirlestaine Road, Cheltenham.
Christmas card facts
The first commercial Christmas card was invented in 1846*.
As a nation we buy the most cards, 33 per person*.
Robins on cards started 150 years ago when postmen wore red tunics and were named after them (www.funtrivia.com).
62,824 – The record number of Christmas cards sent by a single person in a year. At the time of writing, that would cost £40,207.36 in first class stamps(Source www.tomango.co.uk)
An estimated 50 million is raised for charities by selling their Christmas cards each year (Source www.ecardshack.com)
*Source: Greeting Card Organisation