Rainy Day Trust seeks superheroes

Industry charity Rainy Day Trust (RDT) is seeking aspiring superheroes to take part in the Do It For Charity Superhero Run in London next year.

Over a thousand superheroes will descend on Regent’s Park on Sunday May 14 to take part in 5km and 10km fun runs at the annual event – and every one will receive a free costume.The aim is to raise thousands of pounds for hundreds of charities across the country – including RDT.

Dominic Carolan, co-founder of specialist charity event organiser Skyline which created Do It For Charity, said: “The Superhero Run has, to date, helped raise millions of pounds for charity. As 5km and 10km fun runs, anybody can join in and complete the course, whilst doing something invaluable for a great number of fantastic causes.

“So many UK charities depend solely on the fundraising efforts of the public and so it’s quite fitting that some of those actual superheroes get to dress up as such for this fun run.”

RDT supports people who are struggling to survive within the home improvement industry. Chief executive officer Bryan Clover commented: “The people that support us in our work are all real heroes. Doing this run will help us meet the needs of those that can’t put food on the table or heat their homes. In 21st century Britain, we shouldn’t have to think that way, but sadly we do. We are hugely grateful to our runners for supporting us”

RDT operates across three sectors (builders merchants, DIY & Hardware and Housewares & Tabletop) which have a combined turnover of more than £50billion and employ close to 500,000 people. It is the only charity which exists solely to help people who have worked in these industries, including DIY shops, hardware stores, builders merchants, garden centres, cookshops, and all the manufacturers, distributors and retailers in the UK who supply them.

RDT grew out of two benevolent funds for the industry with roots back to 1843, and now offers a range of services to manufacture, retail and supplier employees – from a regular cash payment to white goods and even house repairs.

Wannabe superheroes can support the Rainy Day Trust in this year’s Superhero Run by registering here: www.doitforcharity.com/superhero 

For further details, contact Bryan Clover at 0121 237 1101; bryan@rainydaytrust.org.uk

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