Over £7,000 was raised at The Rainy Day Trust's clay pigeon shoot in July.

Top retailers help raise funds at Rainy Day Trust shoot

Published:  19 August, 2013

DIY and housewares industry charity the Rainy Day Trust has benefited from over £7,000, raised at the annual clay pigeon shoot at the Royal Berkshire shooting school last month.

Over 80 of the industry’s leading personalities attended, including representatives from Screwfix, Homebase, Stax, Decco, Toolbank, bira, Charles Dickens, Maxwells DIY, O’Neils Decorating Centres and Price & Co – along with many guests from the supply chain.

With the invaluable support received from sponsors including Crown Paints, Tembe DIY, CWV (Crown Wallcoverings, Colorrol, Vymura), Swish, Yale, Cartell and divisions of QEP (Vitrex & Homelux), the day was a huge success.

Top Retailer was awarded to Richard Johnson of Homebase, while Top Overall Gun went to David Sadler from Price & Company. Ann Quike of QEP – Vitrex Homelux won the ladies’ competition. In the novice category, Guy Welford of Screwfix was awarded a bottle of champagne.

The date for next year’s event has been confirmed as Thursday 3 July and Screwfix has already pledged its support for 2014, along with a number of other key retailers and existing sponsors.

The Rainy Day Trust exists solely to help people who have worked in the UK’s home improvement and enhancement industry. It merged with the Pottery and Glass Trades Benevolent Fund in 2012 and it had has given away more than £1.1m to beneficiaries aged 47 to 100.

To qualify for financial assistance from the Rainy Day Trust, applicants must have worked in the relevant industry sectors for a minimum of five years during their careers. This can be in any capacity from retail to distribution to manufacture.

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