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QEP Raises Awareness For Rainy Day Trust

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The nation is unified in protecting the NHS and fighting against COVID-19. People are remaining indoors and many industries have shutdown to protect against spreading the virus. Businesses within the home improvement industry have taken steps to ensure the safety of customers and staff that keep them in operation. Thankfully, retailers are offering online delivery services and now have started to reopen stores with new social distancing measures in place, getting their staff back to work.

However, numerous employees in the industry still require support during this uncertain time, and the Rainy Day Trust is playing a vital role in helping those in need. The charity organisation, who recently partnered with QEP, a leading supplier of tiling tools, flooring and accessories, is raising money to continue offering its services. 

The partnership, which began in January 2020, has seen QEP assist the Rainy Day Trust through fundraising activities. 

One activity is being bravely undertaken by Bryan Clover, Chief Executive Officer of the Rainy Day Trust. He is raising money to support the charity by completing a socially distanced marathon hike. Bryan’s daunting task aims to fundraise for the Trust to support those who need it most. 

The Rainy Day Trust began as an ironmongery and hardware trades benevolent society in 1843. Today, the charity supports workers in DIY retail, manufacturing, and distribution, as well as tradespeople within the home improvement and enhancement sector. 

The Trust provides beneficiaries and their families with assistance through financial and legal aid, alongside the awarding of grants. 

Peter Stone, Rainy Day Trust chairman, said: “It’s great to form a partnership with businesses such as QEP. The company’s long-standing position within the DIY consumer marketplace means we can share knowledge and raise awareness to better help the people who need our support, now more than ever.”

Jennifer Brookes, Sales Director at QEP said: “We’re extremely proud to be partnering with the Rainy Day Trust. The work the charity does is incredibly valuable for those within our industry. We hope to make a valuable contribution to the Trust’s fundraising and awareness initiatives.”

“We have seen first-hand the positive impact to so many people in the industry and want to continue doing all we can to support the Trust during this testing time.”

To show your support to Bryan and the Rainy Day Trust, donate to the charity here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/my-2-6-challenge-ae9e3469-1351-4b3d-a0b0-3bbbbd2fdcb4.

For more information on the work that the Rainy Day Trust undertakes, visit www.rainydaytrust.org.uk. To find out more about QEP, visit www.vitrex.co.uk.

Source : QEP

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01 May 2020

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