Lalley Toy Appeal

Team Cardinal have surpassed themselves today donating a fabulous range of toys and gifts that will make a huge difference to under-privileged children in our local area on Christmas morning.

Don’t forget we’re collecting toys until 27th November. So if you have anything at home that you could spare, it would be appreciated. The appeal is specifically requesting girls toys for ages 1 – 11 yrs and boys toys for ages 6 – 11 yrs along with board games, puzzles, stocking fillers, arts & crafts, books and colouring books. They have plenty of teddies and footballs. As an official drop-off point for the appeal, we will store any donations here and deliver them directly to the appeal.

Cardinal Kitchen at The Wellspring

Next Wednesday 4th November we’re taking over The Wellspring’s kitchen to cook a 3 course meal for homeless people in Stockport.

The Wellspring is a resource centre for homeless and disadvantaged people. It’s a worthy cause that Cardinal Maritime have supported for some time now and we thought it’d be good to give their other volunteers a night off and roll our sleeves up and get into the heart of the action. The Wellspring actively engages with homeless people, providing advice and support as well as referrals into housing or supported accommodation. The staff at the centre have supported over 700 people into housing of some description. All of these people were sleeping rough on the streets of Stockport or Manchester at some time.

We would be delighted if any of our clients would like to join us. If you’re interested in helping out, please email

Cardinal Maritime has also sponsored The Wellspring as part of their 365 Campaign, which is The Wellspring’s call to local businesses to donate £365 annually to keep The Wellspring open for a nominated day each year. We nominated 6th October as that was the date of Cardinal Maritime’s Incorporation.

Tough Mudder Team raises £3000!

Members of the Team Cardinal Tough Mudder team visited Wythenshawe Hospital to deliver a £3000 cheque to the Manchester Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre last Friday. The team at the centre were delighted to receive such a large cheque and really showed their admiration.

Well done to everyone that took part in Tough Mudder, tackling all that mud and the many crazy obstacles. The Tough Mudder team members that visited the Centre all agreed that chatting to the Cystic Fibrosis team and seeing their appreciation made all the effort worthwhile.

Our colleague Chris Grogan, who is a patient at the Centre was over the moon with what his colleagues have achieved.