The festive season is now under way in Cirencester as the Cards for Good Causes charity Christmas card shop has returned to the high street.

After more than five years of absence from Cirencester, their cards are now available to purchase in the Local Information Centre.

There will be a wide selection of Christmas cards available, as well as a huge range of seasonal gifts and products, while supporting a range of national and local charities.

Staffed by a team of local volunteers, the pop-up shop within the Local Information Centre is part of a network of more than 300 temporary shops run by Cards for Good Causes, the UK’s largest charity Christmas card organisation.

It represents more than 250 charities including Cancer Research UK, Barnardo’s, NSPCC, Alzheimer’s Society and RNLI.

Jasmine Dyer, area manager for Cards for Good Causes says: “Buying charity Christmas cards is one of the simplest ways to support good causes this festive season and we stock one of the widest ranges of Christmas cards anywhere.

"The proceeds from every card sold make a vital contribution to the work of the charities that we partner.

"Come and find us in The Local Information Centre and get ahead in your Christmas preparations by getting your cards early.”

This is a particularly significant year for Cards for Good Causes as they mark their 60th birthday.

Over the last six decades, charities have received in excess of £100 million from Cards for Good Causes, with the tireless support of thousands of volunteers across the country.

The pop-up shop will be open from 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.