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Rainy Day Trust launches Christmas appeal

The Rainy Day Trust Christmas Appeal this year is a little different. They will still be sending out the food hampers and vouchers as usual, because those classic problems still need to be tackled – giving people that are struggling that little extra makes a world of difference. But this …

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BHETA to ‘walk 500 miles’ for Rainy Day Trust

A British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) team is set to walk, run or cycle over 500 miles between now and Christmas to raise money for the industry charity, The Rainy Day Trust.  The specific target is 509 miles, that being the distance between BHETA’s most northerly member, housewares manufacturer, …

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Rainy Day Trust Christmas appeal for those in need

The Rainy Day Trust will be sending out hampers or food vouchers to long-term beneficiaries, but will also be sending regular food parcels to a whole new cadre of people that have been affected by Covid-19. The virus has hit the charity sector hard, and it is expected that income …

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Rainy Day Trust calls on industry for support

The Rainy Day Trust, the UK’s only charity supporting the home improvement workforce and their families in times of need, is appealing for help from industry. In a message from Rainy Day Trust ceo Bryan Clover, he said: “We have shed as much non-essential cost as possible, and we are …

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Whirlpool UK donates to charities in the local community

In the lead up to Christmas, staff of Peterborough-based Whirlpool UK Appliances (the parent company of KitchenAid, Whirlpool, Hotpoint and Indesit) donated items to three local initiatives: the Peterborough Christmas Shoebox Appeal, Peterborough Soup Kitchen and Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice. On behalf of the Peterborough Christmas Shoebox Appeal, the …

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New Year cheer for local charities as Squire’s Garden Centres donates nearly £18,000

Visitors to Santa’s Grottos at Squire’s Garden Centres last Christmas helped to raise nearly £18,000 for local charities. Squire’s donated £1 to charity for every child visited its Santa’s Grottos. Customers also showed that Christmas is a time of giving, by putting money into special wishing wells, fountains and collection …

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Home Hardware raises £1,300 for charities

Members, suppliers and staff at Home Hardware’s Convention Trade Show, held on November 15 at The Woolacombe Bay Hotel in Dorset, raised £1,300 for charities. A total of £300 was raised for Children in Need in a draw held on the appeal day and £1,000 was raised for The Rainy-Day …

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Thermos UK teams up with homeless charity

Portable insulated food and drink container manufacturer Thermos UK has teamed up with a homeless charity in Leeds to provide flasks for hot drinks to keep rough sleepers warm during the colder nights. As homelessness in the West Yorkshire region reaches record highs and the problem becomes more visibly evident, …

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Kenwood raises funds for local children’s charity

Staff at housewares supplier Kenwood hosted a party at De’Longhi Group’s UK head office at Havant in Hampshire on Saturday September 14 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of children’s charity Over The Wall. This national charity provides free residential activity camps across the UK for children aged 8-17 affected by …

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Bryan Clover of Rainy Day Trust starts 24-hour hike for charity

Bryan Clover, ceo of Rainy Day Trust, is undertaking a non-stop 24-hour hiking marathon today (Friday June 21) to raise funds for the industry charity’s apprenticeship programme. He is aiming to cover between 50 and 60 miles of The Ridgeway [an ancient trackway described as Britain’s oldest road that extends …

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