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25 Oct 2017
175th Anniversary Celebrations!

175th Anniversary Celebrations!

Next year we will be celebrating our 175th anniversary - keep up to date on what is planned '...'

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25 Oct 2017
Pavestone Rally 2017

Pavestone Rally 2017

Bryan Clover, CEO of Rainy Day Trust tells the story of a 1,300 mile adventure across 10 countries in fancy dress!'...'

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12 Jun 2017
Summer Newsletter

Summer Newsletter

Summer Newsletter - please follow the link to read our latest news and keep up to date with what's going on at the RDT ...

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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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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 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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South West Coastal Path Challenge 12-19 May 18

South West Coastal Path Challenge 12-19 May 18

Walking 175 miles from Newquay to Mevagissey in 7 days. That's 25 miles a day for 7 consecutive days!

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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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