Earlier this year, St Austell Printing Company teamed up with one of Cornwall’s most beloved charities to unveil the third edition of their popular “Cornish Pairs” card game.
The family-run company has worked with the Cornwall Wildlife Trust, dedicating the latest edition of their promotional card game to the wildlife who call Cornwall their home. A total of fifteen animals are featured in each pack, along with promotional information about the charities’ work.
Thousands of packs, including the recyclable packaging have been designed, printed and manufactured at SAPC’s sustainable Cornish factory. These games will be distributed by SAPC at events throughout the year and a number have also been donated to Cornwall Wildlife Trust to sell through their website.
Last year SAPC were named the UK’s most environmentally-friendly printing company and this card game is the latest chapter in their ongoing support for Cornwall Wildlife Trust. In 2019 SAPC became a business partner and preferred printing supplier for the charity, and sales from SAPC’s annual calendar also raised funds towards their conservation work.
The previous two editions of the card game featured famous Cornish landmarks and locations including The Eden Project, St Michael’s Mount and Fistral Beach. Photos on social media showed the game being played as far away as Australia and Dubai.
Beth Mayman, SAPC’s Operations Manager said: “We feel privileged to call Cornwall our home and to be surrounded by exceptional landscapes and wildlife. That’s why we’ve been interested in the objectives of Cornwall Wildlife Trust for a number of years and respect the important work it does helping to protect Cornwall’s wildlife and wild places.
“We’re really pleased to help them promote their important work in an original and engaging way. The previous editions were really popular and were sent photos of the game being played across the world, including Australia and Dubai.”
Isabella Hawkes from Cornwall Wildlife Trust said: “Creating the Cornish Wildlife Pairs game with St Austell Printing Company was a brilliant opportunity to share wild and wonderful facts about Cornwall’s wildlife, as well as celebrate our talented local photographers.
“It’s important to work with businesses who share our eco-credentials, and ensure that sustainability and environmental protection are at the core of what we do. We hope you enjoy this game, as much as we enjoyed making it!”
The games will be produced on the same equipment SAPC use to manufacture 2.5m packs of the popular card game Top Trumps each year.
The third edition of “Cornish Pairs” will be available as a free promotional item at a number of upcoming events SAPC are attending throughout the year. A number are also available to purchase through Cornwall Wildlife Trust HERE with 100% of the money going to the charity.