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Top retailers raise funds for Rainy Day Trust

Top retailers have raised over £7000 at the annual clay pigeon shoot held in Berkshire, with the DIY and housewares industry charity Rainy Day Trust set to receive the majority of the windfall.
Over 80 representatives from a range of industry names competed in the competition at the Royal Berkshire shooting school last month, with top retailer awarded to Richard Johnson of Homebase.

Top overall gun was won by David Sadler from Price & Company, while Ann Quike of QEP – Vitrex Homelux won the ladies competition. Guy Welford of Screwfix was the winner In the Novice category and received a bottle of champagne.

Screwfix, along with a number of existing sponsors and key retailers, have pledged its support for next year’s competition, which will take place on July 3 2014.

Rainy Day Trust is the only charity that 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 from 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.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Fiona Russell-Horne
Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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