The Rainy Day Trust (RDT) celebrates its 175th anniversary in 2018 and to mark the occasion, the industry charity is running #Challenge175 throughout the year to raise awareness and funds for its work.
RDT is the UK’s only charity supporting the home improvement workforce and their families in times of need.
For the first fundraising event of 2018, RDT chief executive officer Bryan Clover is going ‘dry’ this month. He said: “I’m kicking off our #Challenge175 celebrations by avoiding all forms of alcohol during January.
“Those of you that know me – and know my love of wine – will realise that this isn’t going to be much fun! I’m a huge wine nut. I attend and give wine tastings and have a huge wine collection at home.
“But too many people out there from the home improvement industry are struggling to survive financially, and it’s the least I can do to help them lead a better life.
“I’m now 13 days in to my #DryJanuary and no temptations so far. Might have to do #caffeinefreeFebruary after so much chocolate and coffee!
“I would be seriously grateful if you could sponsor me for a few pounds to make my ‘dry month’ worthwhile. I have a fundraising page set up on Just Giving at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/dryjanuarybryanclover
“Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to RDT. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity. You can also donate via text if you feel so inclined at RDAY18 (text RDAY18 £3 to 70070 for example).
“Huge thanks to those that have already sponsored me. Please pass the link on to anyone who has a few quid that they can spare to support me.”