Cardgains charity challenge

A cheque for £20,000 cheque was presented to children’s charity, the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity at the Spring Fair by buying group Cardgains.

Cardgains raised the money through its 2016 charity challenge, ‘The Edges of the Rainbow’, a 20 mile walk embarked upon last June by members of the greeting card and gift industry.

Rainbow Trust is a charity that offers emotional and practical support for children with a life-threatening or terminal illness, and their family. Katherine Brooks, Rainbow Trust regional fundraiser, accepted the cheque on behalf of the charity, saying, “To put it into perspective, it takes about £17,000 to support a child and their family for a year and 97% of the Trust’s funding comes from donations. The amount of money that those involved in the charity walk (and additional industry donations) have raised will make a huge difference to sick children.”

Also, making an appearance on the Cardgains Village stand at the show was guide dog in training Lincoln, a golden Labrador puppy from Guide Dogs for the Blind. Cardgains will support this charity for 2017, tying-in with its mascot Cyril Service’s new glasses and its strapline ‘Focused on Independent Retailers since 1989’. A puppy has already been allocated to Cardgains and will be named Cyril!

The Cardgains charity challenge this year will be the ‘Seaside Shuffle’, a 25 mile coastal walk between Whitby and Scarborough on 22 June. Some 34 walkers have already signed up for the event. If you would like more information, email kerry@bridewelluk.co.uk.

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