RGB raises over £8,000 for air ambulance charities

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Posted: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 09:10

RGB Building Supplies is delighted to have raised a fantastic £8,400 for Devon Air Ambulance and Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust over the last 12 months.

The support RGB received for its fundraising efforts was overwhelming despite the COVID-19 pandemic having affected how its branches operate. The money was raised from the sale of RGB’s ‘Love where you live’ charity calendar, donations to its branches and the sale of promotional ‘bulk bags’. The bags are used to carry large quantities of aggregates, such as sand, crushed stone and gravel, and RGB had pledged to donate 25p from the sale of bags that carried the charities’ logos; 13,600 bags were sold in the 12-month period.

Since selecting the two air ambulance charities as partners in 2019, RGB has raised over £14,000 to help support the services both give to people in our region.

Tracy Owen, Business Support Engagement Officer at Devon Air Ambulance, commented:

"We are so grateful to everyone at RGB for their continued fundraising efforts throughout the past year. Despite the challenges they faced during the pandemic, they have remained committed supporters of Devon Air Ambulance and have raised an amazing amount of money. 

“We would also like to thank those people who either purchased bulk bags from RGB or one of the 'Love where you live' charity calendars. Their contribution has made a huge difference to the fundraising total and the service we provide."

Paul West, Branch Manager at RGB Exeter, commented:

“We would like to thank all our customers, staff and the local community for supporting our fundraising activities for Devon Air Ambulance and Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust. It’s only with their help that we’ve been able to raise as much as we have these past 12 months.”