RGB Building Supplies is thinking of others this winter

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Posted: Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 09:29

After having to restrict visits to loved ones last Christmas, many families are planning big celebrations this festive period, but there are some who will be alone. RGB Building Supplies is encouraging people to be part of its ‘Keeping you in mind’ campaign.

Between Wednesday 1st and Wednesday 15th December, the builders merchant is inviting people to write a message on a postcard, or for younger residents, RGB has designed a Christmas colouring sheet. RGB’s branch team will then pass on the postcards to homeless shelters and the pictures to care homes, as well as to Devon Mind who will distribute them to those it supports.

In addition, all RGB branches are holding a Festive Food Day on Friday 10th December to raise money for Devon Mind, Cornwall Mind and Mind in Somerset, its charity partners. Staff are encouraging customers to join them during the day for mince pies, a slice of yule log, sausage rolls and other Christmas treats, in return for a donation to the charities.

As local charities affiliated with the national Mind association, Cornwall Mind, Devon Mind and Mind in Somerset provide a range of well-being services for people who experience mental health problems, as well as advice, information, support groups and a dedicated youth service.

Paul West, Branch Manager at RGB Exeter, commented:

“While it will be wonderful to enjoy a large family gathering this year, there are some people in the area who will be spending the whole festive period alone, and with our ‘Keeping you in mind’ campaign we want them to know that there is always someone thinking about them. We look forward to receiving the pictures and postcards and distributing them throughout the region. We thank Cornwall Mind, Devon Mind and Mind in Somerset for helping with this. To continue our support of the charities, we are inviting the community to visit their local branch and join us for our Festive Food Day and help us to raise money to support the work that the local Mind charities do. We’ll all be wearing our Christmas jumpers on the day, and hope visitors to the branch do too.”

The Christmas postcard and colouring sheet can be collected from any RGB branch or downloaded from its website – www.rgbltd.co.uk. Once complete, they can be returned to the RGB branch or emailed to brandteam@rgbltd.co.uk.

From all the colouring sheets received, RGB will also choose two winners. The first prize winner will receive a £40 Argos voucher and RGB will make a donation of £75 to the local Mind charities – Devon Mind, Cornwall Mind and Mind in Somerset – in their name. The runner-up will receive a £20 Argos voucher and a £25 donation will be made to the local Mind charities.


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