Following the recent merger between the Rainy Day Trust and the Pottery and Glass Trades’ Benevolent Fund, Exclusively Housewares has become the latest major brand to sign up as a partner of the charity.
Exclusively Housewares, which is owned and organised by Brooke House Exhibitions on behalf of the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA), is an annual exhibition which will take place this year on June 11 and June 12 in London. Floor space is sold out with over 120 exhibitors already confirmed.
William Jones, chairman of Brooke House Exhibitions, and housewares sector director of BHETA said: “Exclusively Housewares is one of the key events in the housewares industry calendar. We are delighted therefore, to become a formal partner of the newly enlarged industry charity – and extend our support to those who have played an active role in our industry over the years. The Rainy Day Trust has been doing that for 170 years, and the show felt it was appropriate to help fund their work.”
The Rainy Day Trust is the only charity specifically serving the needs of the housewares industry. Through annual pensions and one-off grants, it assists people who have spent a significant part of their working lives in the industry and who now find they need a helping hand. Over the last 10 years the Trust has given away more than £1m – nearly all of it raised through the generosity of those from within the industry.