Shooting For Charity With The Rainy Day Trust

 As we’ve mentioned before Tembe enjoy supporting the Rainy Day Trust. Who carry out wonderful work for people within our industry who have fallen on difficult times.

At the start of July it’s time for the annual charity clay pigeon shoot managed by Micheal Dark and his fantastic team. We always enjoy a wonderful day away from the office and this year the event raised over £7,000 for a very worthy cause – what could be better?

It was a beautiful sunny day at the Royal Berkshire Shooting School where Tembe’s team consisting of Matt Allen, Emma Jackson and Neil Herd joined 80 other sharp shooters for a jolly good clay pigeon shoot, a posh lunch and a lot of fun.

Here is the write up from the Rainy Day Trust –

“On Thursday 4th July, over 80 of the industry’s leading personalities took to the Berkshire countryside to take part in the annual charity clay pigeon shoot at the Royal Berkshire shooting school. With the huge invaluable support received from our sponsors – Crown Paints, Tembe DIY, CWV (Crown Wallcoverings, Colorrol, Vymura), Swish, Yale, Cartell, Divisions of QEP (Vitrex & Homelux) – we were treated to some of the UK’s finest weather and over £7,000 was raised for charity with the Rainy Day Trust receiving the lions share.  Great instruction, great shooting and great support with lots of new faces.

This year attendees included ScrewFix, Homebase, Stax, Decco, Toolbank, Bira, Charles Dickens, Maxwells DIY, O’Neils Decorating Centres, Price & Co – along with many guests from the supply chain. Top Retailer was Richard Johnson of Homebase with Top Overall Gun once again going to David Sadler from Price & Company.  Ann Quike of QEP – Vitrex Homelux won the ladies competition.  Our many congratulations go to them. In the Novice category Guy Welford of Screwfix was awarded with a bottle of bubbly.

A fantastic day was had by all and some of the industry’s less fortunate will benefit as a result of the funds raised at the event. The shoot is a great place to catch up with what is happening in the industry and of course forging stronger relationships. Screwfix have already pledged their support for 2014 along with a number of other key retailers and existing sponsors. The date for next year has already been confirmed – Thursday 3rd July – we hope to see you there!” “

The event was reported by DIY Week –

“This year’s Home Enhancement Charity Shoot, on July 4, will again take place at the Royal Berkshire Shooting School, set in the countryside just 10 minutes’ drive from the M4 at Reading. Around 100 suppliers and retailers are expected to participate in what has become one of the industry’s best-attended charity events, where attendees can catch up with colleagues in a relaxed and enjoyable environment whilst competing for the coveted top gun of the industry. A team of instructors will be on hand to help those new to shooting.

Industry charity Rainy Day Trust will benefit from a large share of the money raised. The event is sponsored by suppliers Cartell, Crown Paints, CWV, QEP/Vitrex/Homelux, Sunflex, Tembe DIY and Yale, and retailers and wholesalers Screwfix, Homebase, Trago Mills, Stax, Toolbank and Dunelm.’

And also by Builders Merchants News –

“DIY and housewares industry charity the Rainy Day Trust has benefited from over £7,000, raised at the annual clay pigeon shoot at the Royal Berkshire shooting school last month. Over 80 of the industry’s leading personalities attended, including representatives from Screwfix, Homebase, Stax, Decco, Toolbank, bira, Charles Dickens, Maxwells DIY, O’Neils Decorating Centres and Price & Co – along with many guests from the supply chain. With the invaluable support received from sponsors including Crown Paints, Tembe DIY, CWV (Crown Wallcoverings, Colorrol, Vymura), Swish, Yale, Cartell and divisions of QEP (Vitrex & Homelux), the day was a huge success. The date for next year’s event has been confirmed as Thursday 3 July and Screwfix has already pledged its support for 2014, along with a number of other key retailers and existing sponsors.

The Rainy Day Trust 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 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.”

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