CHRISTMAS cards featuring wintry scenes depicting well-known Black Country sites including Dudley Castle and Wordsley's Red House Glass Cone will help to raise much-needed funds for Mary Stevens Hospice.

There are 21 cards on sale this year to help raise funds for the Stourbridge charity - six of which feature Dudley Castle, the Red House Glass Cone at Wordsley, Mary Stevens Park, Kinver Rock Houses, Netherton Canal and Wombourne Village amid festive snow-filled backdrops.

The cards featuring local scenes were created by Queen Bee Designs by artists Sharon Kulesa, Nicky Baron, Sheena Russell and Reg Siger.

Other cards created for the charity have been designed by Elle Media and Collisons.

The proceeds from each pack sold will help raise vital funds to enable the hospice to continue to provide specialist care and support to people with life limiting conditions from across the Dudley borough, Black Country and surrounding area.

A unique range of Christmas cards are sold each year by the Mary Stevens Hospice Trading Company and the seasonal offering has proved hugely successful - one year raising more than £20,000 from the sale of around 7,500 cards.

Debbie Haynes, retail administrator at Mary Stevens Hospice Trading Company, said: “Once again we have a wonderful selection of Christmas cards this year which will raise a substantial amount of money for Mary Stevens Hospice.

"We have 21 designs all in environmentally friendly packaging and due to popular demand we have increased our local scenes to six. These are limited in supply, however, so people should make sure they buy them early.”

The cards can be bought online from, where purchasers will be directed to the eBay store.

They can also be bought by calling 0800 5668540 or from the Mary Stevens Hospice Distribution Centre offices at Unit 23b Wilden Estate (rear of Drywite) Park Lane, Halesowen B63 2RA.