Call for volunteers to set up card-making group

June 26 2018

A CHARITY is looking for volunteers who are interested in remaking cards for charity.

Goodwill Children’s Homes is a Bristol charity that provides education to orphaned and destitute children in Southern India.

They are looking to set up a recycled card making group and, if there is enough interest, one will be set up in Downend or surrounding areas.

Administrator Theresa van der Merwe said: "We have a number of groups around the UK who have successfully raised thousands of pounds for the charity over the years. We need at least six to 10 people to set up a successful card making group. 

 "We sell all cards for £1 each which goes a long way to cover the cost of 85p to keep a child at a Goodwill Home for one day. We rely on the supply of used greeting cards and, of course, their sale when re-made.

"The children we work with come from very poor backgrounds and are often orphaned at a young age. Many have no one to look after them and the support provided by Goodwill allows them the opportunity for a brighter future.

"If you like the idea of using greeting cards to make money for orphan children and can persuade companies to donate paper, card, glue and envelopes, then this group is for you.

"This is an opportunity to meet local like-minded people for a chat, coffee and card making session. It's great fun and you will be so pleased with what you will achieve."

No experience is needed as training and mentoring to kick start the group will be provided.

The group will meet once a week in the morning for two hours. A suitable venue will be identified once people have registered their interest.

If you are interested, please contact Theresa on 0117 3250 550 to find out how you can get involved.