Fundraising activities across the UK
About TrustATrader Charity
At Trust A Trader, we are committed to working with local communities to help them find traders with complete peace of mind. TrustATrader.com was created to help free people from the risks posed by rogue traders. To this end, we work closely with our customers and registered tradespeople to raise awareness of rogue traders and to promote the services of the trustworthy individuals and organisations listed on TrustATrader.com.
Rogue traders come in a number of guises and are often difficult to identify in the first instance. They may do work that they are underqualified and which is, therefore, not insured. They may do substandard work, leaving you with unsightly or dangerous builds and repairs that cost a lot to be rectified. Other rogue traders ask for money up front and simply never return to do the job. Because rogue traders tend to target the most vulnerable and needy people in society, victims often fail to report their problems, out of embarrassment or fear.
Trust A Trader Charity is an extension of the work that we do; while we often undertake to repair damage caused by rogue traders at no additional cost to our customers, we still felt the need to protect the very people who most often fall victim to rogue traders: the elderly. Driven by our desire to work within the community and to encourage our traders to work together for their own communities, we approached the charity Friends of the Elderly. The Trust A Trader team work hard to raise the profile of the charity’s Be A Friend campaign and encourage our traders, families and friends to help to raise money for the charity.
“We go into the homes of older people every day and often meet people who seem isolated or alone. Many of the traders listed on TrustATrader.com have encountered innocent people who have been provided with substandard work, unrealistically high bills or unfinished jobs; all too often the most older generation is targeted. We want to help.”
Gary McEwen, MD of trustatrader.com
Trust a Trader Group Brands
TrustATrader.com has been one of the UK’s leading tradespeople directories, providing the UK consumer market with trusted tradespeople since 2006. A very large part of what TrustATrader.com does is charity work, making sure that all of its consumers and chosen charities benefit from what TrustATrader.com have to offer. TrustATrader.com’s mission is to provide 100% satisfaction for its consumers, helping to stop rogue traders.
Similar to TrustATrader.com, TrustAGarage.com focuses on providing the UK with the most reliable and trusted garages across the nation. TrustAGarage carefully screen their members to ensure that they are of the highest of quality. Anyone who owns a vehicle knows how hard it can be to find a reliable mechanic, this is where TrustAGarage come in, highlighting the best mechanics in your local area.
TrustATrader Insurance has over 500,000 policy holders and helps to protect TrustATrader registered tradespeople and the public by offering them both great savings on their business and vehicle insurance. As part of the TrustATrader Group, customers who are a part of TrustATrader Insurance are guaranteed a trusted and reliable service.
How you can get involved
From fun runs to bake offs and everything in between, the team at TrustATrader.com are always on the lookout for imaginative ways that Trust A Trader can help to raise funds and awareness of the isolation and loneliness faced by many elderly people in the UK today.
Community events don’t just raise money for Friends of the Elderly’s Be A Friend campaign, they help us to engage the whole community and raise awareness of the obstacles faced by elderly people as well as the risks posed by rogue traders. They’re great fun, too!
Whether you source inspiration from Rio ’16 or the Great British Bake Off, you can make a valuable contribution to your community and help to vastly improve the quality of life for an older person who has found themselves alone at this time in their life.
Do you know an elderly person who feels isolated and lonely and who could benefit from a little support, or someone who has fallen victim to a rogue trader? Do you think we could help? In exceptional cases, the team at TrustATrader.com have pulled together to help rectify the emotional and physical damage caused by rogue traders. If you know someone who could use our help, please contact us.
Our Fundraising Pages
Our fundraising pages are simple to use. Here, you can see how much money we have raised from particular events and how much we have raised in total. If you would like to donate to Trust A Tarder’s Charity fund, click on one of the links. Or if you think you would like to help us by contributing time, skills or ideas, please let us know.
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