RGB selects Devon Mind as its chosen charity

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Posted: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 11:56

RGB Building Supplies has selected mental health organisation Devon Mind as its chosen charity. Over the next 12 months, the builders merchant will be organising various fundraising events to raise money for this worthy cause.  

Information from Mind indicates that one in four people will experience a mental health problem each year in England, and  one in six people report experiencing a common mental health problem, such as anxiety and depression, every week. RGB is delighted to be supporting a Devon charity that’s helping those in the county.

As a local charity affiliated with the national Mind association, Devon Mind provides advice, information and support. They create campaigns to improve support services, raise awareness, and promote the understanding of mental health in Devon. The charity also runs a number of support groups, recovery courses and one to one counselling sessions.

Andre Pusey, Marketing & Fundraising Officer at Devon Mind, commented:

“We are extremely grateful and super excited to have been chosen by RGB Building Supplies as its charity partner for the upcoming year. As a well-known, widely respected merchant with branches across Devon, RGB will provide us with vital new opportunities to help increase awareness and raise funds to aid the fight for mental health in our amazing county. We can’t wait to get started and look forward to meeting staff and customers as soon as possible.”

Paul West, Branch Manager at RGB Exeter, added:

“The COVID-19 pandemic has had an extremely negative impact on the mental health of some of those in our region and, over the past 18 months, Devon Mind has seen the number of people using its services grow exponentially. We’re delighted to be supporting the charity by committing to raise money to help it supply life-saving services. We know it’s a cause our customers will get fully behind and, at the outset, we want to thank everyone who helps us with our fundraising.”

Information about how to receive support or to donate can be found on Devon Mind’s website - https://www.devonmind.com/.

RGB’s branches in Cornwall will be supporting Cornwall Mind, and its Wellington and Wiveliscombe branches will be supporting Mind in Somerset.