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28 Jun 2024
Announcement – New Chairman!

Announcement – New Chairman!

A big welcome to our new Chairman at Rainy Day Trust.

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11 Apr 2024

A huge thank you to Janet Nicholls and all at Yorkshire Trading Co. for their generous donation

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27 Mar 2024
Please vote to help Rainy Day Trust win a donation!

Please vote to help Rainy Day Trust win a donation!

This March, you can help Rainy Day Trust to win a donation in just 2 clicks! All you need to do is cast your free vote for us in the Discount Promo Codes charity poll.   Every month, money saving experts Discount Promo Codes donate 20% of their profits to one lucky charity via their […]

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21 Feb 2024
Overbury – Wellbeing Events

Overbury – Wellbeing Events

A huge thank you to Overbury for inviting us to attend their recent wellbeing events in Leeds and Durham.

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01 Feb 2024
Le Creuset

Le Creuset

Welcome to Le Creuset!

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01 Feb 2024
Time To Talk Day

Time To Talk Day

Time to Talk Day is a day for people to talk about mental health and help change lives. It is the perfect opportunity for us to remind everyone of our free telephone counselling and a range of other grants and services which we have in place to help support different needs. If you or anyone […]

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23 Jan 2024
Addis Homewares – Corporate Partnership (Gold status)

Addis Homewares – Corporate Partnership (Gold status)

Thank you to Addis Homewares for the recent renewal of their Corporate Partnership this year and congratulations on their Gold status. We have a revised tiered corporate package to suit your requirements – please get in touch to discuss your options available.

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04 Jan 2024
Donation of Goods – OXO

Donation of Goods – OXO

A huge thank you to OXO for their generous donation of products which will contribute towards our fundraising efforts. OXO were shortlisted as one of the finalists for the Excellence in Housewares Awards last summer.  As the judging took place online, OXO took the opportunity to donate some of their product range to help our […]

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04 Jan 2024
Christmas 2023 – Unwanted Presents

Christmas 2023 – Unwanted Presents

Why not organise an unwanted Christmas presents bring and buy sale and donate the proceeds to the Rainy Day Trust?

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02 Jan 2024
Corporate Partner Renewal – YBS Insulation

Corporate Partner Renewal – YBS Insulation

A sincere thank you YBS Insulation for the recent renewal of their Corporate Partnership. We appreciate the ongoing commitment and support. Thank you!

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07 Dec 2023
Christmas 2023 – Donations for Songs at Christmas Parties

Christmas 2023 – Donations for Songs at Christmas Parties

Ask for donations for song requests at your Christmas party and raise money for the Rainy Day Trust!

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04 Dec 2023
Christmas 2023 – Secret Santa

Christmas 2023 – Secret Santa

Organise a Secret Santa event to raise funds for the Rainy Day Trust

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30 Nov 2023
Christmas 2023 – Buy a Christmas Quiz!

Christmas 2023 – Buy a Christmas Quiz!

Buy a Christmas Quiz from the Rainy Day Trust and have a fun time while raising funds for the Rainy Day Trust!

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29 Nov 2023
NBG Conference Smashes Fundraising Record

NBG Conference Smashes Fundraising Record

On Tuesday 22nd November NBG held their annual Gala Dinner and raised a magnificent £30,000 for the Rainy Day Trust. The amount raised was a huge increase on last year’s £18,000, itself a major jump on 2021. The event brings together partners and suppliers to celebrate the best in the business. This year’s incredible dinner […]

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24 Nov 2023
Christmas 2023 – Christmas Jumper Day

Christmas 2023 – Christmas Jumper Day

It's Christmas Jumper Day on Thursday 7th December.

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24 Nov 2023
It’s Black Friday!

It’s Black Friday!

Why not donate some of your Black Friday savings to the Rainy Day Trust?!

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20 Nov 2023
Christmas 2023 – Christmas Baby Competition

Christmas 2023 – Christmas Baby Competition

Organise a Guess the Baby competition to raise funds for the Rainy Day Trust

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15 Nov 2023
Christmas 2023 – Auction an Elf!

Christmas 2023 – Auction an Elf!

Organise an Auction an Elf event to raise funds for the Rainy Day Trust

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10 Nov 2023
Christmas 2023 – Desk Decorating Competition

Christmas 2023 – Desk Decorating Competition

Organise a desk decorating competition to raise funds for the Rainy Day Trust

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06 Nov 2023
The Rainy Day Trust’s 2023 Christmas Appeal

The Rainy Day Trust’s 2023 Christmas Appeal

The Rainy Day Trust is launching its' 2023 Christmas Appeal.

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12 Oct 2023
MICA Gala Dinner Fundraiser

MICA Gala Dinner Fundraiser

MICA's Gala Dinner Fundraiser held in September was a huge success!

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01 Sep 2023
Rainy Day Trust Benefits’ Calculator

Rainy Day Trust Benefits’ Calculator

Benefits' calculator identifies £1,780 per week unclaimed benefits for people who used the checker in August

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24 Aug 2023
New Trustee

New Trustee

The Rainy Day Trust welcomes Sean Morgan as a new trustee.

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21 Aug 2023
Pavestone Rally 2023

Pavestone Rally 2023

A huge thank you to Steve Robinson Glass for this amazing trophy!

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21 Aug 2023
Multiply

Multiply

Multiply is a new government-funded programme to help adults improve their numeracy skills.

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17 Aug 2023
Widespread Charity Closures

Widespread Charity Closures

The Charity Excellence Framework is reporting widespread charity closures

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17 Aug 2023
Thank you Strix Technology!

Thank you Strix Technology!

A great big thank you and congratulations to Strix Technology

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09 Aug 2023
Pavestone Rally 2023 Trophy

Pavestone Rally 2023 Trophy

The trophy for the best fundraiser on the Pavestone Rally 2023 is off to be engraved

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08 Aug 2023
National Merchant Buying Society (NMBS) Charity Auction

National Merchant Buying Society (NMBS) Charity Auction

Have a look at the NMBS Charity Auction as part of the build up to the Pavestone Rally! The Rainy Day Trust is one of the four beneficiaries

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07 Aug 2023
Thank you to J.W. Handyman Services!

Thank you to J.W. Handyman Services!

A huge thank you to J.W. Handyman Services of Bromsgrove for erecting our new racking free of charge

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04 Aug 2023
Household Support Fund

Household Support Fund

The Household Support Fund is being run by local councils until 31 March 2024 to provide further help to those most in need

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02 Aug 2023
South and City College Birmingham

South and City College Birmingham

Support for plumbing apprentices at South and City College.

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01 Aug 2023
Golf Day Fundraising by Kellaway Building Supplies

Golf Day Fundraising by Kellaway Building Supplies

More fabulous support for the Rainy Day Trust from Kellaways Building Supplies at their recent annual Golf Day

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26 Jul 2023
Computers for Good Causes in the Bromsgrove area

Computers for Good Causes in the Bromsgrove area

The Rainy Day Trust will be giving away computers to 14 lucky apprentices/ trainees in the Bromsgrove area. Make sure that you register your interest

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26 Jul 2023
Annual Golf Day Fundraising Achievement by Palladium Building Supplies

Annual Golf Day Fundraising Achievement by Palladium Building Supplies

Thank you to Palladium Building Supplies who raised over £4,900 at their annual golf day for four nominated charities, including the Rainy Day Trust

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26 Jul 2023
Donation of 180 kitchenware products by The Rayware Group

Donation of 180 kitchenware products by The Rayware Group

To celebrate the 180-year anniversary of the Rainy Day Trust, The Rayware Group have generously donated 180 kitchenware products to raise vital funds

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24 Jul 2023
The 2023 London Big Half

The 2023 London Big Half

Casey Warwick is running the London Big Half to raise money for the Rainy Day Trust

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24 Jul 2023
RGB Pavestone Rally Quiz and Curry Night

RGB Pavestone Rally Quiz and Curry Night

Raise funds for the RGB Pavestone Rally Team at the Quiz and Curry Night in Barnstaple on 11 August

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20 Jul 2023
Spear & Jackson and Rainy Day Trust

Spear & Jackson and Rainy Day Trust

Spear & Jackson and the Rainy Day Trust are going to be working together.

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19 Jul 2023
‘Let’s Save Energy’ Packs

‘Let’s Save Energy’ Packs

Claim your 'Let's Save Energy' Pack and check what benefits you may be entitled to.

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19 Jul 2023
Slight Fall in Inflation to 7.9%

Slight Fall in Inflation to 7.9%

Inflation has fallen slightly in the year to June 2023 from 8.7% in the year to May 2023 to 7.9% in the year to June 2023

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17 Jul 2023
Band of Builders Construction Industry Summit

Band of Builders Construction Industry Summit

The Construction Industry Summit organised by Gavin Crane and the Band of Builders is being held in London today. Our CEO, Bryan Clover, is attending.

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14 Jul 2023
Halloween Walk Saturday 28 October 2023

Halloween Walk Saturday 28 October 2023

Why not walk 10km or 25km around some of London's scariest streets and raise money for the Rainy Day Trust?

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12 Jul 2023
Home Enhancement Shoot

Home Enhancement Shoot

The Rainy Day Trust held its annual clay pigeon shoot at the Royal Berkshire Shooting School on 6 July.

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10 Jul 2023
Summer Fete Success

Summer Fete Success

Loads of interest in Exclusively Show donations at summer fetes

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06 Jul 2023
Welfare Benefits Checker

Welfare Benefits Checker

Benefits are an entitlement not a privilege. Why don't you use our free benefits calculator?

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06 Jul 2023
Exclusively Show 2023

Exclusively Show 2023

The Exclusively Show returned to the Business Design Centre in London in June 2023

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05 Jul 2023
Donated Stock for Sale

Donated Stock for Sale

Stock donated by exhibitors at the Exclusively Show 2023 is for sale.

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05 Jul 2023
Rainy Day Trust 180th Anniversary

Rainy Day Trust 180th Anniversary

In 2023 the Rainy Day Trust is celebrating it’s 180th anniversary

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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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30 Sep 2019
We’ve moved!

We’ve moved!

Please note that our new office address as of 21st August 2019

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26 Jul 2019
Clay Pigeon Shoots raise £15,000 at the Royal Berkshire

Clay Pigeon Shoots raise £15,000 at the Royal Berkshire

Huge thanks go to the 90 shooters taking part!

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01 Jul 2019
Launching The Rainy Day Trust Lottery!

Launching The Rainy Day Trust Lottery!

Play now for your chance to win £25,000!

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12 Jun 2019
Stax Karting Day raises £3,000

Stax Karting Day raises £3,000

A great day of lively racing at Warrington Indoor Karting Centre provides a welcome boost to RDTs charity funds...

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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
Madcap Rally Across Europe 2019

Madcap Rally Across Europe 2019

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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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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27 Mar 2016
Rainy Day Trust Founders Day

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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01 Jan 2016
New CEO at the Helm!

New CEO at the Helm!

Birmingham-based charity Rainy Day Trust has appointed Bryan Clover as its first CEO, who joins from Turn2us....

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01 Dec 2015
Christmas Appeal Launched

Christmas Appeal Launched

Making Christmas that little bit more bearable for the people we help...

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27 Oct 2015
Autumn Fair

Autumn Fair

A big Thank you to everyone involved at this years fair....

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16 Jul 2015
A Smashing Success!

A Smashing Success!

The inaugural Bob Beaver Memorial Clay Pigeon Shoot took place under some fabulous weather conditions at the Royal Berkshire Shooting School....

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22 Jun 2015
Rhys Raises Valuable Funds

Rhys Raises Valuable Funds

The latest hero to take to the saddle and raise a fantastic amount of money for our charity here at the Rainy Day Trust...

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