Winchester's annual pop-up charity Christmas card shop has opened in its third base in three years.

The shop, which raises money for a range of national charities, opened on Monday, October 23 in The Brooks Shopping Centre.

It's in the unit formerly occupied by Ballet Pointe on the ground floor.

Cards For Good Causes was in the High Street in 2021 and last year in the unit on the lower parking area now occupied by Ballet Pointe.

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The Mayor of Winchester, Cllr Angela Clear, attended and bought cards raising money for one of her chosen charities, SSAFA.

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On finding a new location, organiser Cathy Wallis said: “Cllr Caroline Horrill was a star. She approached the asset manager, Simon Turpin of Yarrow Estates, who kindly provided the space to us rent, rates and utilities free of charge. Each year we try and find somewhere as affordable as possible, so to get this for free is great.

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“Footfall last year totally relied on people asking at The Guildhall. If they went to the Tourist Information Centre to look for us, then they made the pilgrimage. It's such a tradition that people look for us."

The shop is raising money for charities such as WWF, Help for Heroes, Cancer Research UK, NSPCC, Shelter, Mind and Samaritans. 

As well as cards, they are also selling a wide range of gifts.

The shop is open from Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm, until December 24.