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Charity Activity

Each year Cardgains chooses a different charity to support and since the first event in 1998 supplier, members and staff have raised around £350,000 through various events including golf days, bike rides, raffles and major walking challenges including The Three Dams Challenge, The Lyke Wake Walk, The Yorkshire Three Peaks, Ben Nevis, a walk of the circumference of Lake Windermere, ‘The Windy Wander’, ‘Withering Thighs’ a 25 mile walk around Bronte country in 2015, in 2017 the ‘Seaside Shuffle’ from Whitby to Scarborough, and in 2018, 27.5 miles in the Lake District, titled ‘Kumbaya Cumbria’, and the Amscliffe Anniversary Amble in 2019.

Charity Challenge 2023

The 2023 event was a 25 mile walk around London, which took place on Thursday 29th June. 

We had a really fabulous day exploring previously unknown (to most of us) canals, parks, gardens and corners of London.

There were over 50 industry friends and colleagues who took part, and it’s fair to say that we all know each other a little better after a day’s walking!

Our celebration meal took place at The Lockhouse in Paddington.

We were very well looked after and thoroughly enjoyed our pie and chips!

Our retail wear specialist S66 Sportwear designed these rather special t-shirts for everyone to wear!

Charity of the Year 2023

The charity of the year is Motor Neurone Disease Association.

For more information about the charity, please visit  © 2023 MND Association: Registered in England. Registered Charity no. 294354 VAT Registration no. 316 4340 28

How to donate

The JustGiving page is still live for donations for the 2023 event.

We have already smashed our original target of £25,000.  The total to date is over £42,000 which is incredible.

If you would like to donate, please remember to leave a message for the person or people you are sponsoring, and to add Gift Aid to your donation.

Just click this link to go straight to the site.

Thank you for your support.


Previous events

Charity Challenge 2022

We are thrilled say that all of last year’s charity challengers completed our 22-mile Ultimate Ullswater event on Thursday 30th June.

There were some tired legs and bodies and a few blisters as well as a twisted ankle, but we all survived!

We smashed our target and raised over £25,000 for Alzheimer’s Society and made a presentation at Spring Fair 2023.

Here are more photos from previous events to show you how much fun you could have! We can’t promise good weather, but we can promise a great day out, a fantastic feeling of camaraderie and a wonderful sense of achievement!

We’ve had some brilliant times over the years; covered around 1500 miles and raised almost £350,000!

Thanks to everyone who has supported us. Please join us if you can or sponsor us if you can’t! 🙂