Christmas cards in the frame

CHRISTMAS has come early for a Wetherby opticians but it is all in a good cause.

For the second year Cameron Beaumont are selling Martin House cards and are hoping to beat last year’s total of £1000.

John Haigh, corporate fundraiser of the Boston Spa-based hospice, said; “Every year, Martin House cares for and supports more than 500 local children with life-limiting illnesses, and their families, both during the life of the child and into bereavement.

“Our total operating costs this year are some £4.5million, or £12,000 per day, and only about 12 per cent comes from governmental sources.

“This means we need to raise the rest via public and private donations, and every penny helps!”

He added: “The regular support given by Cameron Beaumont and other businesses is invaluable, and will enable us to keep our heads above water during these difficult economic times.

“Many thanks from all the children and young people at Martin House.”

Director of the North Street-based Cameron Beaumont, Heidi Raper said: “We are again delighted to support such a fantastic local charity in this way.”

“One hundred per cent of the profits from the sale of cards goes to Martin House, not just a small proportion as with some other so-called charity cards, so with the help of Wetherby shoppers we can all make a contribution.”

There are 15 different cards in the range, both traditional and modern, all priced at £3.50 for a pack of 10 cards.