Each year Cardgains chooses a different charity to support and since the first event in 1998 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', 'Withering Thighs' a 25 mile walk around Bronte country in 2015 and last year the 'Seaside Shuffle' from Whitby to Scarborough!
We are pleased to announce our Charity Of The Year for 2018 is Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA – registered charity number 294354).
Motor neurone disease (MND) describes a group of diseases that affect the nerves (motor neurones) in the brain and spinal cord that tell your muscles what to do. With MND, messages from these nerves gradually stop reaching the muscles, leading them to weaken, stiffen and waste.
Click the link below to find out more about MNDA
Our major charity challenge took place on Thursday 21st June when we returned to The Cumbria Way to complete the 2 remaining legs of the walk that we didn’t cover in 2007 when we walked 48 miles from Dungeon Ghyll to Carlisle.
This year’s walk, titled 'Kumbaya Cumbria' was only 27.5 miles between Ulverston and Dungeon Ghyll in the fabulous Lake District and all 31 walkers completed the challenge!
The weather was fantastic and we all enjoyed the day and hope to hit our fundraising target of £12,000 for the MND Association.
We even had a special cake made for the event by a relative of one of the walkers - what a brilliant cake it was!
Our MyDonate site for 2018 can be found by clicking Here.