The Removers Benevolent Association (RBA)
The RBA is our charity, set up specifically to assist the staff and dependents of BAR Member companies in times of adversity when they are in need of financial help and support. It is the only dedicated charity for the removals and storage industry.
The BAR trustees welcome all eligible applications for assistance. The criteria being that the member of staff needs to have been employed continuously for 1 year by a BAR Member company and that they or their dependent has a legitimate reason for temporary financial assistance.
Apply for a grant
If you know of anyone that may be in need of temporary financial assistance as a result of illness (of themselves or a dependent) or any other legitimate reason, then, as a BAR Member, you may apply for a grant on their behalf by completing a simple RBA application form. Every case is considered on its own merits and will receive prompt and sympathetic attention in the strictest confidence.
The RBA charity relies heavily on donations, fundraising events and investments in order to continue to do its work and provide support for those people in need. Donations are always gratefully received.
Note: If you are a UK taxpayer, please remember to apply Gift Aid as this will increase your donation by at least 25% at no extra cost to you.
Contact BAR about the RBA
“The RBA is our charity. Please support us generously if you can as it may be you or someone from your Company, present or indeed past employees or even yourself who need our assistance next.”
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Many BAR members fundraise for the RBA by organising events or developing social responsibility programmes within their companies.
There have been some great fundraising initiatives by members over the years. McGimpsey Removals of County Down had the idea of using their customer satisfaction reports as a way of raising funds for the RBA, agreeing to put £1 towards the RBA for every report returned and D.C. Groves and Son ask any new client to nominate a choice of three charities (the RBA being one), and the company donates £2 to that cause.
There’s also a fundraising event for the RBA every year at the BAR Annual Conference. In 2018 a total of £10,174 was raised, much of it (£9,300) thanks to a charity auction with prizes donated by BAR members.
…thank you so very much for this massive and very generous award, as I know that it will certainly make things so much easier for the family over the coming weeks.
We contacted the RBA to ask if [employee] could be given any assistance. Within a week of filling out the application, we received a cheque. I would like to thank you for the quick, efficient and worthwhile work that you do.
…I would just like to say thank you, although that word simply does not even begin to cover how we feel. This was the best Xmas present we could have asked for, as it makes life a lot easier until ‘S’ is able to return to work.
I received the very generous cheque today for [employee]. He was over the moon with this and it will make all the difference to him while he is unable to work.
…we would like to express our thanks to the RBA for your kind support, it is gratefully appreciated by [employee] and his family. We look forward to having him back at work once he returns to full fitness.
I would personally like to thank the RBA for their support and kindness during [employee] illness and passing. We passed on the Trustees words of sympathy to the family. They are very grateful for the financial help you gave them during this very difficult time.
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