Each year Cardgains chooses a different charity to support and since the first event in 1999 supplier, members and staff have raised well over £250,000 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' and 'Withering Thighs' a 25 mile walk around Bronte country in 2015!
In keeping with our marketing programme “Focused on Independent Retailers…” and Cyril in his trendy new glasses, we are supporting ‘Guide Dogs’! www.guidedogs.org.uk
Cardgains, with the help of members and suppliers, friends and family, are planning on sponsoring a guide dog puppy through 2017.
We will feature the puppy once he’s been born, (apparently there’s a queue and nature has to take its course) and the puppy will be named ‘Cyril’!
We will be updating everyone throughout the year on his progress.
Our major fundraising for 2017 is our annual walk, which will take place on Thursday 22nd June and is called the ‘Seaside Shuffle’!
This is a 25-mile coastal walk between Whitby and Scarborough.
Thirty-four walkers have already signed up for the event!
You can donate to this cause or sponsor a walker by visiting our fundraising page at
All donations will go direct to Guide Dogs to help with puppy Cyril's training!