Card Factory creates the world's biggest thank you card for the NHS

Card Factory has set a fundraising target of 100,000Card Factory has set a fundraising target of 100,000
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Greetings card retailer Card Factory is to create the world’s biggest thank you card as part of a charitable initiative to thank NHS staff for all their hard work in looking after people during the Covid-19 crisis.

The Wakefield-based firm is asking people to donate £5 to NHS Charities Together. In exchange, people who donate will see their name on the card.

Card Factory’s in-house manufacturing team in Yorkshire plans to create a card that is over 18 metres high.

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Card Factory will donate 100 per cent of the money raised from The World’s Biggest Thank You Card Campaign to NHS Charities Together. The firm has set a fundraising target of £100,000.

The firm said: "At this time of national tragedy, we are inspired by the outpourings of camaraderie and compassion that we see all around us.

"This is nowhere more in evidence than in the selfless acts of our dedicated NHS staff. From nurses to night porters, from Nunhead to Nyetimber, the generosity of those who look out for us and look after us has been unparalleled in the face of catastrophe.

"At Card Factory, we know that our actions of recognition can never stack up against all that our care workers, doctors and volunteers are doing for each of us. But we also know, perhaps better than most, how meaningful it is to thank and be thanked – so we thought we ought to do what we can to say thank you."

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NHS Charities Together is the national organisation that brings together and promotes the work of more than 140 NHS charities across the UK.

The card will be more than 18 metres in height, which it said was taller than three giraffes standing on each other’s heads.

The group said it will present NHS heroes with the world’s biggest thank you card, and a substantial donation to NHS Charities Together, at an agreed NHS location once it has reached the fundraising target.

The firm said: "Please rest assured that this will be a location close to our manufacturing site to minimise non-essential travel, and no NHS staff will be required to take

time away from treating patients.

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"Please consider if you can spare £5 at this difficult time to make a donation to this cause, and your name will be printed on what will become the world’s biggest greetings card in history."

To donate, please visit: https://www.giving.cardfactory.co.uk/