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 2022

We are so excited to be planning a charity walk again after our previous attempts being scuppered by the pandemic.  Hopefully, those days are gone and we are all now ‘living with it’ and getting on with our lives!

This year’s challenge is in the beautiful Lake District on Thursday 30th June.  We’re sure the 22 miles will pass in a flash as we wander through this terrific National Park.

Ultimately, the purpose of the event is to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Society, and we have set an ambitious target of £22,000 in 2022!! 

This year’s fundraising site is now live if you would like to make a donation.

The QR code below, will take you straight there too!







If you are an ‘old school’ sponsor, we can accept cheques payable to ‘Cardgains’ and CAF cheques payable to ‘Alzheimer’s Society’.  All cheques should be sent to Cardgains HQ FAO Penny Shaw, for processing or forwarding.

Thank you to anyone who would like to donate!

Charity of the Year 2022

We had chosen Alzheimer's Society as our charity for 2020/2021, and we are pleased to announce that we will continue with them for 2022.  Alzheimer’s Society, is the UK’s leading dementia charity who campaign for change, fund research to find a cure and support people living with dementia today.

Alzheimer's Society raises funds via membership and strives to help people living with dementia in the UK to achieve the best possible quality of life as well as providing support and assistance to families and carers.

Alzheimer's Society also works with people with dementia and their carers to decide which research projects into the treatment, and possible cure of the condition are most worth funding. By sponsoring ground-breaking research the society hopes to continually improve current dementia treatments and ultimately to eradicate the condition through prevention and cure.

Dementia is the UK’s biggest killer. Someone develops it every three minutes and there’s currently no cure.

For more information about the charity, please visit Alzheimer's Society is a registered Charity No. 296645


How to donate

A new Justgiving page been set up for the 2022 event.

You can also donate by cheque made payable to ‘Cardgains Charity Account’ posted to Cardgains Head office FAO Penny Shaw.  Thank you for your support!

Previous events

After the challenges of many different kinds, in 2022 we'd love loads of people to join us in the Cardgains Charity Challenge.

Here are 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 and those who are already signed for 2021. Please join us if you can or sponsor us if you can't! :)