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.

Due to Covid-19, the 2020 event was cancelled and will now take place on Thursday 24th June 2021

Cardgains Charity Challenge 2021 - 'Ultimate Ullswater'


Charity of the Year 2021


We had chosen Alzheimer's Society as our charity for 2020, and we are pleased to announce that we will continue with them for 2021.  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

We set up a new JustGiving page for the 2020 event, and you can still donate to this site and the money will go direct to Alzheimer’s Society.  If you would like to donate via this method, please name the person you are sponsoring and add Gift Aid to your donation.  This gives the charity an extra 25% on top of your donation!

The link to our site is

(The link above is still live for the 2021 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 2020, we'd love loads of people to join us in the 2021 Cardgains Charity Challenge and 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! :)