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Rainy Day Trust welcomes SIG UK as its latest supporter – and launches Junior Apprentice Challenge!

Published: 21 July 2021 - James Mead

The home improvement industry charity, Rainy Day Trust, has thoroughly welcomed the announcement by SIG UK that RDT will be one of its charities for 2021/22. “We are delighted that SIG UK has chosen Rainy Day Trust as one of its charity partners for this coming year,” says Bryan.


“As the only charity dedicated to supporting people from the home improvement sector, reaching as wide an audience as possible is absolutely essential if people, be it staff, suppliers or customers, are to receive the help and information that they so desperately need.

“By partnering with SIG UK we can improve the lives of so many people either through direct financial assistance, improved education and training or through the use of our 'free to all' support services including debt or legal advice and telephone counselling.

“There is no need to suffer in silence, and we hope that this partnership will have an impact long beyond the time that it is in place.  We are your charity, here to help your people."

The Rainy Day Trust is keen to hear from other key businesses across the home improvement sector wishing to support the charity. “SIG UK is donating 25% of their annual charitable fundraising to the Rainy Day Trust which is fantastic,” says Bryan. “That is a wonderful pledge and one we would dearly love to see other major organisations across the industry echoing. But it is also possible for individuals to look to raise money too – we have a number of initiatives coming up including a call-out to the younger generation, giving kids the opportunity to raise money via the Junior Apprentice Challenge – to see what they can turn a single £10 from us into by the time they go back to school in September!”

The idea is really simple. Rainy Day Trust gives your child aged 11-16 years old, a crisp new £10 note and they have until they go back to school in September to turn into as large an amount as possible, raising money for the RDT along the way. There’s a prize at the end for whoever returns the largest amount back to the Charity

“It’s a great way to keep the kids occupied over the holidays and they can learn the basics of business at the same time,” says Bryan. “How they make their £10 grow is up to them, and is only limited by their imagination. Whatever they do, let us know please how they did it, and that they took the £10 challenge. Post images online, tagging us in with the hashtag #JAT

Here are a few ideas to get you thinking:

Bake Sale: spend £10 on ingredients turn it into £…………

Car Wash: spend £10 on buckets and sponges, turn it into £…………

Car Boot: spend £10 on entry fee, ask friends and family to donate items, and turn the £10 into………

Knitting: spend £10 on wool, turn it into £ …………

Hamper: spend £10 on goodies and from donations from others, sell tickets to a raffle at £1 each…. Turn it into £ ……

More details from Bryan Clover

To contact the Charity for support, call 0800 9154627 or email via the RDT website

Potential fundraising partnerships, contact Bryan direct or call 07939 541289


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