Norfolk Christmas cards aid education project
Locally painted Christmas cards are on sale this year to raise funds for the John Aves Educational Project, and the charity will be taking part in a Christmas display at a Norwich church later in November.
The Project provides scholarships to help bright and disadvantaged young people to fulfil their potential, and continue their education in their own communities. It works with universities in the Holy Land to identify deserving students from Dheisheh Refugee Camp capable of making a positive impact. They are also continuing to develop links with other communities in the Holy Land to ensure they identify the most appropriate students. The project is supported by the Rt Rev Graham James, Bishop of Norwich.
The Christmas cards come in three designs - a Christmas wreath, Buxton Church (pictured above), and Candles. All three pictures were designed and painted by Helen Harrison. The cards, priced at £4.50 for 10, are on sale in the Norwich Cathedral shop and also at the Original Charity Christmas Card shop 6 The Arcade, Norwich.
This is the card shop's 50th year of opening. Folk are encouraged to come along and support the John Aves Educational Project (JAEP) and other local charities by buying Christmas cards from the shop. All the card sale proceeds go directly to the charities.
From November 26 to 29 the cards will also be on sale at Ipswich Road United Reformed Church, NR4 6QR, as part of their This is Christmas event. JAEP are creating a contemporary crib scene as part of the event, and there will be many Christmas trees, crib scenes and models to enjoy.
The event is open Thursday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm and Sunday from 2pm to 6pm.
On the Friday there will be tea, coffee, and cakes from 10am to 12 noon. On the Saturday, there will also be stalls, Christmas crafts, gifts, books, Traidcraft, cakes, with light lunches, refreshments and childrens activities. On the Sunday there will be worship at 9.45am, with an Advent songs of praise at 6pm followed by tea, coffee, mince pies.
Enquiries to Jill on 01603 458248
The Original Charity Christmas Card Shop, at 6 The Royal Arcade, Norwich, NR2 1NQ is open Monday to Saturday 0930 – 1700.
Norwich Cathedral Gift Shop, NR1 4DH, is open Monday to Saturday 0915 to 1700 and Sunday 1145 - 1530
Visit www.jaep.org.uk for up to date information about the project.
Visit www.oncccs.org.uk for more information about the Christmas card shop.