Scrooge-like charity Christmas card retailers outed in awards ceremony

Howard Lake | 17 November 2004 | News

In the 3rd Annual Charity Christmas Card Awards Ceremony, administered by the Charities Advisory Trust, prominent High Street retailers were “awarded” for their lack of generosity.

The Scrooge Award went to the John Lewis Partnership for their outstanding contribution to scrooge-like behaviour. Of the ‘charity’ cards displayed at John Lewis, more than one-third gave less than 5% of the price to charity.
Other “awards” went to Harrods and Fenwicks, “own brand” ranges which included Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Boots & WH Smith for squeezing the market for card manufacturers and to Clinton Cards who had reduced their range of cards for customers.
www.charitiesadvisorytrust.org.uk

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