This year the Rainy Day Trust was selected by The Exclusively Show as their charity. The exhibitors at the show were asked to donate products from their stands at the end of the two-day event for Rainy Day Trust to pass on to families in need or for the Charity to sell to raise the money that is so desperately needed to meet demand. Housewares suppliers came up trumps and donated a whopping FIVE pallets of stock with a retail value of over £13,000, which must be a record!
Rainy Day Trust CEO, Bryan Clover, said: “The Exclusively Show is always a tremendous event and so well organised. To be chosen as the charity being supported this year was amazing and we are so grateful to Will Jones, Simon Boyd and the Exclusively team for their backing and hard work in doing so much for us. The exhibitors’ generosity was overwhelming. Housewares suppliers have always been loyal supporters of the Rainy Day Trust, but this time they outdid themselves! It was brilliant to see a steady stream of people dropping off boxes and boxes of stock. A lot will be used to help families that are setting up home after a separation and also Ukrainians whose time with UK hosts is coming to an end after a year in the UK.”
The stock was all delivered to the Rainy Day Trust offices and is now being collated and catalogued. The Charity would like to express its sincere thanks to every company that made a donation and all will be thanked on social media as well as by letter from the CEO.
With inflation stubbornly sitting at around 9%, and food inflation even higher, the need for the Charity’s support isn’t going to go away any time soon, so the Trust would love it if housewares suppliers could continue their support in this way.
“We are more than happy to accept samples, customer returns or items with damaged packaging,” said Bryan. “If this is something that you would like to do, please email me email@example.com. Finally, we would like to say a huge THANK YOU!! To The Exclusively Show and every one of the suppliers that made a donation. We are truly humbled by your generosity.”
To contact the Charity for support, call 0800 915 4627 or email via the RDT website https://www.rainydaytrust.org.uk/contact-us/ Potential fundraising partnerships, contact Bryan direct firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07939 541289