Great Cornish Food Store Ltd is a company registered in England, No 9997008. VAT registration number 238095786. Registered office: Chapel View Farm, Coombe Lane, Bissoe, Truro, TR4 8RE, United Kingdom.
We’re delighted to have joined forces with Cornish home and lifestyle brand, SeaKisses, to create a new ‘Cornwall Christmas Card for Good’ to raise money for local organisation CHAOS and their Food to Share programme.
SeaKisses has designed a special pack of Christmas cards, illustrated by talented Truro & Penwith College student Zak Annable, to be sold at the Great Cornish Food Store and on the SeaKisses website.
The CHOAS Group – Community Helping All of Society – spans an extraordinary range of activities including farming, hospitality, media and social care, all aimed at helping and creating life opportunities for disadvantaged people. Central to their purpose is to collect excess food from local supermarkets to re-distribute to people who find themselves in food poverty, a clever way of reducing excess waste whilst solving a very real problem. They also run Chaos Café in Truro.
SeaKisses approached us earlier this year with their idea for a charity Christmas card and we were more than happy to collaborate. We’ve chosen to raise money for CHAOS because it’s a huge force for good across the county. They are local to us here at the store and we already support their organisation by donating excess food from time to time. We felt that this year, which has been like no other, it’s more important than ever to help make sure no-one goes hungry at Christmas.
Sue Hawken, director of SeaKisses was keen to do something practical to help the many people in the run up to Christmas who have found themselves in extraordinary circumstances this year due to the pandemic . She is also supporting young talent by asking Zak to illustrate the cards. He’s only 17, but his portfolio is already very impressive.
The SeaKisses Christmas cards are on sale now in the store for £5 for a pack of five cards, or via the SeaKisses website. Importantly, 100% of the proceeds of the first 500 packs to sell will be given to the CHAOS group. Above 500 packs this will reduce slightly to cover printing costs – but neither SeaKisses nor the Great Cornish Food Store will profit at all from the cards.