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Latest news

12 Jan 2017
Emergency Winter Fuel Payment

Emergency Winter Fuel Payment

Do you need emergency help with winter fuel bills? During periods of exceptionally cold weather - if you meet our criteria - we can help...

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26 Sep 2016
A Welcome Donation….

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

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

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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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!

She Runs The Night 5k Run – Birmingham 29 Oct 17

She Runs The Night 5k Run – Birmingham 29 Oct 17

A ladies-only event in Birmingham - a fun run of 5k or 10k to help us raise funds.

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The RDT Superhero Run!

The RDT Superhero Run!

The annual Do it for Charity Superhero Run will see these charity heroes join forces for the greater good with every real-life superhero...

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London To Brighton Cycle Ride

London To Brighton Cycle Ride

A biking buzz is sweeping the nation and the 2017 London to Brighton cycle ride reflects this with over 4,000 participants raising money for charity

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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

    Ann

    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

    Kevin

    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

    Mylene

    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

    Margaret

    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

    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

    Neil

    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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