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DIY Dinner raises £13k-plus

Published: 20 January 2009
Industry charity the Rainy Day Trust is more than £13k better off this morning as a result of spirited fund-raising at the annual DIY Dinner in London.
DIY Dinner raises £13k-plus
Supported by Totally DIY organiser Brintex and paint giant ICI, the dinner was held at the Royal Garden Hotel and attended by more than 200 suppliers and buyers, with entertainment provided by the Irish comedian Ed Byrne.

Funds were raised through a combination of raffle ticket sales, a silent auction, and a live auction.

"We haven't got a final total yet," said RDT president Ashley Leboff, "but the total will be at least £13,000 and may go as high as £15,000 once all the silent auction bids have been counted. In view of the market conditions, I'm very pleased and relieved."

The full list of companies and brands sponsoring the dinner included: Artex, Brintex, Calor, Crown, Decco, DIY Week, Dulux, Innovators international, Liberon, MOB Group, Poores of Acton, PPG Architectural Coatings, Ronseal, Sadolin, St Gobain, Stax, Totally DIY, Totally Secure and Totally Tools.

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