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Latest news

13 May 2021
Show you care this Mental Health Awareness Week

Show you care this Mental Health Awareness Week

After the year we’ve had, Mental Health Awareness Week (May 10th-16th) is more important than ever.

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25 Feb 2021
Rainy Day Trust launches new fun – and healthy – fundraiser!

Rainy Day Trust launches new fun – and healthy – fundraiser!

The Rainy Day Trust has launched an initiative designed to raise continuing much-needed funds – and help us all get a little fitter into the bargain!

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07 Sep 2020
Leaving a legacy to those in need

Leaving a legacy to those in need

Leaving a gift to the Rainy Day Trust in your Will enables us to continue to carry out our vital work across the UK.

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12 Aug 2020
Get on your bike to support the Rainy Day Trust

Get on your bike to support the Rainy Day Trust

The inaugural edition of Prudential RideLondon is set to take place this weekend (August 15th-16th).

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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!

Junior Apprentice £10 summer Challenge!

Junior Apprentice £10 summer Challenge!

We have a number of initiatives coming up, including a call-out to the younger generation.

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Mad March Million

Mad March Million

You don't have to be a mad March hare to take part in the Rainy Day Trust Mad March Million event!

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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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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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