Our Story

Our Story

Community Cards is a voluntary organisation in Huddersfield making a variety of greetings cards, sold in support of The Welcome Centre. The Community Cards project is multi-purpose:

  1. Community Cards are sold in support of the Welcome Centre in Huddersfield. This registered charity provides essential packs to local people facing crisis situations.  They are continually faced with the challenge of increasing client numbers and the struggle to secure adequate funding. For more infomation about The Welcome Centre please use this link:- http://www.thewelcomecentre.org.uk/
  1. Community Cards are made by local volunteers, whether alone or in groups. This allows for groups to enjoy fellowship and for people to keep their minds and hands busy!
  1. Community Cards is an environmentally friendly, up-cycling re-use project using locally collected, used greetings cards. Our main resources are sourced locally and are made from recycled materials whenever possible.
  1. Community Cards are excellent quality and are only 50p each! ‘Specials’ are £1.00!!!  They are sold in the local community in shops, offices, schools and churches as a great alternative to more expensive products in supermarkets.

Trustees

Trustees Nigel Clews – Project Coordinator.  Set up the project with advice from Cobalt Cards in his home town, Cheltenham.  Chairs meetings, looks for new ways to expand the project and is also know to trim cards whilst watching rugby on the TV. Bruce Greenwood – Treasurer.  Former bank manager Bruce keeps the accounts in order and countersigns cheques Lucy Clews Secretary, publicity and fundraiser.  Lucy produces our newsletter, manages our Facebook page and has successfully coordinated several wonderful fundraising events such as the very successful Art4Cards exhibition John Bullock – (and his late wife Terry) were the first trustees and instrumental in setting up the project Pam Kent – the first group leader which is still going strong! Monica Plested – our group liaison trustee, visiting to offer support, advice, training and to deliver resources Lynn Beck – new to the team and already coordinating the production of our new products, notepads and book marks

The Welcome Centre

The Welcome Centre    One of our aims is to support The Welcome Centre. The Welcome Centre is one of the largest food banks in the region and has been supporting people in South Kirklees for over 20 years. In 2000 the Centre became a Registered Charity, with a Management Committee elected annually by its members. In 2013 we also became a charitable company with a Board of Trustees/Directors and  supported by sub-groups who meet regularly. Since 1997 the work of the Centre has expanded greatly and we receive referrals from many Kirklees front-line services and agencies, with whom we work in partnership. Over 130 agencies use our service currently compared with 19 in 1998. Until 2015 the distribution of packs has increased every year and we gave out 8229 packs in 2014/15 compared with 188 in 1997/98. We are now giving out around 150 packs a week!   www.thewelcomecentre.org   Follow this link to find out much more about the amazing work of The Welcome Centre.

 

Our donations to The Welcome Centre so far total

  • Feb 2018  £3,000
  • July 2017     £1000
  • Feb 2017   £2000
  • June 2016   £1,000
  • March 2016   £1,200
  • October 2015   £1,200
  • June 2015     £1,000
  • Feb 2015     £2,000
  • August 2014      £1,200
  • Feb 2014     £500
  • August 2013     £500
  • Feb 2013     £100
Thank You letters from TWC