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We help retirees and employees from the home improvement industry who are struggling financially. Don’t suffer alone, let us help make those ends meet.

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Because you can’t always do it yourself…

If you or a member of your family is a past or present employee of the home improvement industry and you need financial assistance, no matter how small, then we’d be happy to help. Redundancy, accidents and illness are always a possibility…

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Latest news

25 Oct 2017
175th Anniversary Celebrations!

175th Anniversary Celebrations!

This year we are celebrating our 175th anniversary - keep up to date on what is planned '...'

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25 Oct 2017
VADO Rally 2018

VADO Rally 2018

Once again the intrepid adventurers from the home improvement industry take to Europe's roads ....... all in aid of charity

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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!

South West Coastal Path Challenge 2018

South West Coastal Path Challenge 2018

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

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The RDT Golf Classic

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 Pavestone Rally September 2017

The RDT Pavestone Rally September 2017

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

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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

    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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Our trustees and staff make everything possible. Find out who they are and how you could join them here.

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