Princess Alice reduces its festive carbon footprint

Categories: Featured and Fundraising.

While most parents are busy getting into the swing of the new academic year, Retail workers at Princess Alice Hospice are already focusing their thoughts on Christmas. They believe it’s never too early to start planning for the festive season, which means Hospice Christmas cards are already being snapped up by customers and supporters, both in the Hospice shops and online.

The sourcing of the cards that the Hospice sells begins well in advance. The past few years have seen the Hospice focus on recycling and Responsible Sourcing to help the environment and reduce their carbon footprint.

This year the Hospice has researched festive products that are kinder to the environment and also more sustainable. Their new range of Christmas cards will be completely recyclable, including the packaging, so there’s no plastic, foiling, glitter or cellophane. The range features all new designs in recyclable boxes which contain embossed, cut out and multi-folded cards, but the price range remains the same – from £2.00 to £6.00 for a box of 10 cards and with 100% of profits going to Princess Alice Hospice.

Volunteer buyer, Leo Tye, is responsible for sourcing the cards and told us, “I am so pleased that we have managed to make such a step forward in Responsible Sourcing and our smart new boxes. We have also included a QR code for additional donations to our charity.”

The sale of Christmas cards for Princess Alice Hospice raises vital funds each year, which in turn help to ensure the compassionate care continues for patients and families.

Christmas Crackers are also new for 2021 and are recyclable too, with the crackers themselves and their contents containing no plastic.

If you would like to buy Christmas cards and crackers and support the Hospice, the easiest way to secure your order is online, at or by visiting your local Princess Alice Hospice shop; you can find your local one here:




Princess Alice Hospice: For Compassion. For Excellence. For People. For Living.

Princess Alice Hospice has, for more than 30 years, provided free, high-quality, specialist end of life care to tens of thousands of people across a large part of Surrey, south west London and Middlesex. Today, at any one time, Hospice nurses, doctors and other specialist staff are looking after more than 800 people in need. The Hospice’s mission is to reach out to even more people by delivering outstanding care to those that need it. To enable us to do this, we will rely on the commitment and support of our communities who help us to raise vital funds.

£10.1 million is needed each year to provide these vital and much-needed services. With limited NHS funding, 76% must be generated by fundraising, retail operations, donations and legacies.


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