Christmas greetings that help beat cancer and don't cost the Earth

Cancer Research UK

Sending Christmas cards to your friends and loved ones is a great way to let people know you are thinking of them over the festive period. But if you are looking to do something a little bit different this year and want to help a charity and the environment at the same time, an online Christmas greeting from Cancer Research UK is the perfect solution.

Send and Give, Cancer Research UK's alternative eCard website, has a wide range of fun, contemporary and traditional designs to choose from - you can even customise your card to include a photograph and personal message and upload a Christmas tune.

In return, you can make a real difference by making a donation to Cancer Research UK. Plus, by cutting out all that printing and posting, you will be helping to reduce your environmental impact, as well as saving valuable time during the busy festive period.

Poppy Ahern, online marketing manager at Cancer Research UK, said: "More than one in three people in the UK will develop cancer at some time in their lives. Using Send and Give is a great way to support Cancer Research UK, and gives those who have been touched by cancer an opportunity to celebrate and remember their loved ones at this special time of year. Not only will you be helping Cancer Research UK beat cancer, but by sending your Christmas greetings online, you’ll also be making an invaluable contribution to the environment."

In addition to eCards, www.sendandgive.org also provides an alternative gift service, offering a range of at least 20 unique gifts to suit any budget. Whether you spend £15 or £100, you can be sure your gift will make a real difference to Cancer Research UK's vital work.

Alternatively, if you are a traditionalist at heart and prefer to send your Christmas cards through the post, Cancer Research UK has an affordable range of environmentally friendly cards to choose from. Available from one of Cancer Research UK's 600 shops across the UK from the 20th August, they are made from either recycled paper or FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified material, helping to reduce deforestation. They are also produced in the UK, meaning the cards have not travelled too far.

For more information about Cancer Research UK's eCards and gifts, visit www.sendandgive.org, or www.cancerresearchuk.org/shopping to find your nearest Cancer Research UK shop.

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Notes to Editor

About Send and Give

  • A wide selection of Christmas eCards is available now from www.sendandgive.org now, with additional designs available nearer the time.

About Cancer Research UK

  • Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK's vision is to beat cancer.

  • Cancer Research UK carries out world-class research to improve understanding of the disease and find out how to prevent, diagnose and treat different kinds of cancer.
  • Cancer Research UK ensures that its findings are used to improve the lives of all cancer patients.
  • Cancer Research UK helps people to understand cancer, the progress that is being made and the choices each person can make.
  • Cancer Research UK works in partnership with others to achieve the greatest impact in the global fight against cancer.
  • For further information about Cancer Research UK's work or to find out how to support the charity, please call 020 7009 8820 or visit our homepage.