Cards For Good Causes Volunteer Case Study: Nora Bullows

Volunteer staff of Cards For Good Causes charity Christmas card distributors help the charity organisation run smoothly. Volunteers like Nora Bullows are invaluable to the important work Cards For Good Causes do.

Online PR News – 01-November-2012 – Andover, Hampshire – It’s a real family affair in the Durham Cards for Good Causes shop which opens its doors every year in the run-up to Christmas.

Nora Bullows has managed the city’s pop-up shop in Alington House, North Bailey on the road leading to the Cathedral for 23 years. She’s now helped out by her son David while her 11-year-old granddaughter Zoe pops by on Saturdays to help pack customers’ bags.

“Zoe’s been coming to the shop for the past few years on a Saturday. She loves spending time in the shop and she’s made loads of new friends that way. And the customers love her as well,” said 67-year-old Nora.

“I love working in the shop as well. We open it for three months every year, from October to December, and working there for those three months really helps charge up my batteries for the year ahead.”

Nora first got involved with Cards for Good Causes, the UK’s largest Christmas card organisation which sells cards for numerous charities through a network of temporary shops, in 1989. Before that she’d helped Diabetes UK as a volunteer and decided to help out in the CFGC’s shop because it sells cards for the Diabetes charity.

Cards For Good Causes work with over fifty separate charity organisations, selling and distributing Christmas cards all over the country, and passing much of the proceeds on to those charities.

The Durham Cards for Good Causes shop opens from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday until 14 December in Allington House, Durham. If you'd like to find a local branch of Cards for Good Causes in your area, you can visit the Cards for Good Causes website for a list of outlets and shops where charity Christmas cards can be purchased.