A cracking idea for Cardwell to help the homeless
BOSSES at Cardwell Garden Centre have come up with a cracking idea to be environmentally friendly and help a homeless charity this Christmas.
The centre, near Gourock has bought in a special consignment of Christmas crackers that are being used for the popular Christmas lunches at their Patio Restaurant.
Not only are the crackers made from entirely re-cycleable material, they are also plastic-free and seven per cent of the cost of buying a box is being donated by makers Duni to the homeless and housing charity, Shelter.
Paul Carmichael, Cardwell’s retail general manager said: “Everyone enjoys pulling a Christmas cracker at the dinner table and it’s lots of fun finding your paper hat, reading out the corny joke and finding out what the gift inside is.
“But at Cardwell this year we’re also looking after the environment and helping a very worthy cause with our Christmas crackers.”
Andy Harris, Director of Fundraising at Shelter, said: “The funds raised via the sale of these innovative new crackers will support the work we do to help people struggling with bad housing and homelessness across the UK, at a time of the year that is especially difficult for those who find themselves in need of our support.”