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During his 17 years as manager of the annual Cards For Good Causes Christmas card shop in our church, Cliff Darlington has sold cards and gifts to the value of £389,651 for over 30 charities. To mark his retirement and as a token of appreciation of his work, he was given a presentation at Sunday's morning service by the preacher, Arthur Sara. With a need for four volunteers and a manager every day to run the shop, Arthur estimated that Cliff had organised 2720 job slots during his 17 years in charge.
A surprised Cliff said, "It has been my pleasure. I have had a great team and met some wonderful people from the local churches and charities and made some new lifelong friends." Since the shop opened 30 years ago, £638,381 has been raised for the participating national and local charities. John Miskin will be the new manager when the shop reopens in November.

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