Industry charity the Rainy Day Trust is 175 years old and to mark the occasion, chief executive officer Bryan Clover is hiking 175 miles across the most rugged terrain around Cornwall.
During the October ramble, he will cover 25 miles a day for a week (carrying 30lbs on his back), from Newquay to Mevagissey.
Bryan said: “This year we are aiming to drive up awareness of the help that the Rainy Day Trust can give people from the home improvement industry, and we want to help more people than ever before.
“The plan has always been to triple the number of people helped from 2015 to the end of 2018, and we are on target to achieve that. In 2017, on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path Challenge, I raised £9,113 including gift aid. This year I’d really like to break the magic £10,000 barrier.
“We would be delighted if you could support our fundraising efforts either personally or as a business. If your company wishes to sponsor us, we can get your branding out there and will acknowledge all business donations on our social media accounts. Every penny will count, so please help us hit our target and help more people like you and those that you work with.
“There’s a Just Giving page set up ready and waiting at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rainydayramble. 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 the charity.”
The Rainy Day Trust is the UK’s only charity supporting the home improvement workforce and their families in times of need. Working alone and in partnership with other organisations, it provides financial and other assistance to those who have fallen on hard times.