RGB Building Supplies has announced that Bideford-based Wings South West is the latest beneficiary of their Well Built Community Fund. The charity will be receiving £1,000 to spend at RGB’s Bideford branch to enhance the carpentry area at their business and training centre in Abbotsham.
In April this year, the builder’s merchant launched their Community Fund for a secondary year and asked for youth groups, projects and charities to tell them how they can help.
Wings South West works to give local young people a future and hope. The charity supports a number of disadvantaged young people by not only running leisure activities to help build confidence, but by also helping them learn a skill, such as carpentry or motor mechanics.
James Lewis, NEET Programme Manager at Wings South West, said: “At Wings we work hard to develop positive relationships with young people to help them feel accepted for who they are and develop their confidence and self-esteem.
“This enables them to take the appropriate next steps, whether that be applying for a job, going to college, or learning new skills to make them more employable. We want to expand our woodwork area with additional tools and materials so that more young people can begin to learn a trade, and the £1,000 to spend at RGB enables us to do this. A big thank you to RGB for choosing to help us, it is greatly appreciated.”
John Mounce, Branch Manager at RGB Bideford, added:“We are delighted to be supporting Wings South West and helping more young people learn a trade.
“During my visit to their training centre I was so impressed with the quality of the woodwork that I confirmed we will happily purchase our next staff picnic bench from them!
“I look forward to a return visit to see the young people using the tools and materials that they buy with their Community Fund grant.”
(Image shows: John Mounce, RGB Bideford Branch Manager and James Lewis, NEET Programme Manager, at Wings South West with some of the young people supported by the charity.)
(from a press release)
(from a press release)
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