Charity Activity

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!

Charity 2017

In keeping with our marketing programme “Focused on Independent Retailers…” and Cyril in his trendy new glasses, we are supporting ‘Guide Dogs’!

Cardgains, with the help of members and suppliers, friends and family, are sponsoring a guide dog puppy through 2017.

We have been advised that our puppy has been born and is named ‘Cyril’! 

We will be updating everyone throughout the year on his progress. See the newsletter link for updates!


Charity Challenge 2017

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 walkers have already signed up for the event! If you would like to take part, please email

How to donate

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!