As we enter the new year, Bryan Clover, The Rainy Day Trust CEO has issued a statement.
“This year has been a challenge once again as global events continue to exert their influence on the Charity sector. The Charities Aid Foundation released a report a few weeks ago talking about much reduced income across the board as the cost-of-living crisis bites deeper into society, and we are no exception. The report highlighted that 2/3rds of the 18,000 respondents planned to reduce their charitable giving as a direct result of higher inflation. Your support throughout the year is greatly appreciated and has helped us to keep going. We fully expect 2023 to be yet another difficult year with reduced income being tested by increased demand. But our Board of Trustees is focussed on facing these challenges head on, and we will be working to meet those calls for help.”
He adds: “2023 will be our 180th anniversary and we would like to invite you to join us in marking that anniversary by supporting our efforts to support you and your staff. From those early days of the Iron and Metal Trades Benevolent Society, through to the Rainy Day Trust, we have always placed our beneficiaries first and that will remain the same. We are here to help in whatever way we can, and if the need is beyond our capabilities, then we will find another source of assistance. We look forward to continuing our working partnerships with you in whatever form they may take.”