Since the Retail Trust was founded in 1832, it’s worth remembering how our very first Chairman Thomas Helps described the purpose of the charity:
“To promote the happiness and interests of those engaged in the trade, whose industry, integrity, and character were too often insufficient to rescue them from suffering and want.”
This still holds true today. It guides everything we do, why we do it and what we believe in. In fact we believe in it so passionately, our charity has become a movement with a very clear cause.