These boots are made for walking

Cardies out in force walking for charities

We made it! Wet but happy at Scarborough.
We made it! Wet but happy at Scarborough.

Last Thursday (22 June) over 30 people (pictured at top) from the greeting card industry took part in the Cardgains Seaside Shuffle – a 25 mile walk from Whitby to Scarborough – to raise money for the Cardgains charity of the year, the Guide Dogs. The walkers started off in glorious sunshine; however that didn’t last, with rain torrential rain making the going soggy.

But that didn’t dampen spirits as Penny Shaw, marketing director of Cardgains commented: “Another great day was had by all the walkers on the 2017 Cardgains Charity Challenge. The 25 mile walk from Whitby to Scarborough threw up some challenges and the weather wasn’t kind, but the group still arrived in Scarborough ahead of schedule. A great event enjoyed by all.”

Around £10,000 has been pledged for the walkers to support Guide Dogs.

On the other side of the country in the Lake District, on Saturday (24 June) sales agent Ian Bradley and his wife, Lorraine (from Rush Designs), laced up their boots and along with Ian’s brother and partner (and Mollie the dog) to complete 10 mountains in 10 hours.

Ian Bradley, Andy Bradley (with Mollie the dog), Didi Hill and Lorraine Bradley take in a well-earned pint at the end of the 10 in 10 challenge
Ian Bradley, Andy Bradley (with Mollie the dog), Didi Hill and Lorraine Bradley take in a well-earned pint at the end of the 10 in 10 challenge

Ian tells the story of the day: “We set off at 7am and the weather throughout the day was certainly mixed with light drizzle up in the clouds and bright sunshine out of the clouds. The main feature was the persistent high winds through most of the day. We did the first half in five hours and were greeted with a feeding station of cakes, oranges and jelly babies. As we ascended the weather got worse again in the cloud. We pressed on with the final six miles and finished at 7pm. With tired limbs we enjoyed a specially brewed 10-in-10″ beer. In total we walked 26 miles, up and down over 10 mountains and we have raised a total of just over £1,000 for the MS Society.”

Pictured at top: At the start of the Cardgains Seaside Shuffle on 22 June at Whitby

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