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Latest news

26 Sep 2016

A Welcome Donation….

We were delighted to receive a cheque from Crossys Hardware

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22 Sep 2016

VADO Rally a Massive Success

Early on Thursday 15th September, 37 cars and 124 people set off for Dover to start the VADO Rally 2016...

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08 Jul 2016

DIY Shoot raises £9k for Rainy Day Trust

More than £9,000 was raised for the home improvement industry charity, the Rainy Day Trust, by the 2016 DIY & Home Enhancement Charity Clay Shoot...

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27 Mar 2016

Rainy Day Trust Founders Day

On 24 March 2016, the Rainy Day Trust celebrated its 173rd anniversary. Founded in 1843 by Henry Lowman Taylor....

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Events & challenges

There’s always something fun and exciting going on at Rainy Day Trust. See the full list of our annual fundraising events here and get involved!

The RDT Golf Classic

One of the most popular fund raising events, held in the impressive surroundings of Brocket Hall Golf Club in Hertfordshire.

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The RDT VADO Rally

An exhilarating 30+ car rally visiting 8 countries in 4 days. Buy a banger and travel from England to Monte Carlo for charity!

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Clay Pigeon Shooting

Try a thrilling challenge with a difference. The charity shoot has been a fixture for more than 20 years now and a fun way to raise money.

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Help & information

We provide help and information on a number of topics to help get you back and your feet. See them here:

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  • People we've helped


    Having worked in the ceramics industry for 19 years and being fiercely independent, Ann was quite distressed when just getting into the garden became impossible.

    We were able to help support her by providing funds toward a wall and steps to improve her access.

  • People we've helped


    Recovering from illness and being reintroduced to work through a phased program meant money was getting tight.

    We provided a grant to support Kevin during these difficult times so he could concentrate on what mattered – his health and wellbeing.

  • People we've helped


    Christmas was fast approaching and Mylene’s cooker broke down. When it was deemed unfit for use she didn’t know what to do for the family.

    Having worked in the hardware industry she was eligible for a one off grant to help buy a new one.

  • People we've helped


    When Margaret found out her insurance wouldn’t cover the extensive smoke damage from a hob accident, her 19 years of working in garden products manufacturing meant we could step in.

    We were able to award her a grant to cover the cost of redecorating her kitchen.

  • People we've helped


    Doris’s late husband ran a hardware store for 30 years, which meant we could be there in her time of need.

    We were there to help her with a grant to replace her draughty old windows in time for the winter.

  • People we've helped


    Having to care full-time for his wife when she fell ill, life and finances were getting tougher by the day.

    Fortunately, Neil had worked for 9 years at a housewares retailer, so we could help with growing debts and provide grants to support the family.

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