Bath's panto Dame has championed the work of a special festive pop-up shop.
Dame Trott from the Theatre Royal's pantomime has visited the Bath's Cards for Good Causes pop-up charity shop at St Michael's Without Church on Broad Street.
Cards for Good Causes has been selling cards in Bath for nearly 50 years, and for more than 40 years a pop-up shop has been created in St Michael's Without. Staffed by manager Tony Green and a loyal group of more than 60 volunteers, the shop can be easily spotted by looking out for the Cards for Good Causes distinctive triangular red Santa sign on Broad Street.
Cards for Good Causes is the UK's largest multi-charity Christmas card organisation and the Broad Street shop is the second largest in their nationwide network of shops – a testament to the support shown for the organisation by the people of Bath.
As well as the many national charities supported by card sales at St Michael's Without, three local Bath charities are also represented: Dorothy House Hospice Care, Research Institute for the Care of Older People (RICE) at the RUH, and Julian House.The shop stocks over 300 different designs, including cards featuring local scenes of Bath.
Award-winning actor Nick Wilton, who is staring as the Dame in this year's Theatre Royal pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk, popped by the shop to meet with its volunteers.
Nick is known for his stage and television roles including playing Market Inspector Mr Lister in EastEnders for six years, as well as performing in Carrot's Lib, The Bill, Holby City, and many children's programmes.
He said: "I salute the team of volunteers who give their time to run Bath's Cards for Good Causes. Their hard work, and the support of everyone who has bought from the pop-up shop at St. Michael's Without, will help to benefit 39 deserving charities.
"If you haven't paid a visit yet there's still time to go, the shop is open until 16th December and has a wonderful range of cards to choose from."
The Cards for Good Causes pop-up shop at St Michael's Church, Broad Street, is open Monday to Saturday between 9.30am and 5pm until Wednesday, December 16.