The housewares and DIY industry charity the Rainy Day Trust (RDT) has received a “significantly large” donation from housewares supplier Rayware.
Rayware chairman Ray Endfield said: “We are delighted to support RDT, as it’s the only charity which exists solely to help people who have worked in the UK’s pottery and glass, general housewares, DIY and home enhancement industry – including cookshops, department stores, multiples, garden centres and hardware stores, as well as UK manufacturers and distributors. As such, it’s close to our hearts and a very worthwhile cause.”
Speaking on behalf of RDT, Neville Singer said he was “absolutely thrilled and completely bowled over by such a generous gift”. He added: “This is great news for all our beneficiaries in the industry.”
Rayware owns eight housewares brands and launches over 350 new lines each year across the Mason Cash, Kilner, Typhoon, Rayware, Ravenshead, Dema, Arthur Wood and Price & Kensington.
RDT started in 1843 as The Iron, Hardware and Metal Trades Pension Society and changed its name in 2004. It merged with the Pottery and Glass Trades Benevolent Fund in 2012 and since 2003 has given away more than £1.1m to beneficiaries, aged from 47 to 103.