July 20, 2024

RGB Building Supplies’ Well Built Builders Bum 2022 calendar has raised £1,610 for Mind charities across the region – Devon Mind, Cornwall Mind and Mind in Somerset.

The calendar features tradespeople from across the region, who put themselves forward to be photographed doing their job and showing a tiny bit of their bottom, all in the name of raising funds to help the charities continue to support people in their area who suffer from mental health issues.

As local charities affiliated with the national Mind association, Devon Mind, Cornwall 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.

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

“On behalf of everyone at Devon Mind, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all the staff, customers and partners of RGB for supporting this unique fundraising idea. As you catch glimpses of the featured bottoms in your home or office over the coming months, remember that in buying your calendar you’ve directly supported frontline mental health services across the South West.”

Paul Reeve, CEO of Cornwall Mind, said:

“Mental ill health affects us all in one way or another and we are seeing an increase in recent months. Unfortunately, Cornwall has a high rate of people who take their own lives, especially in men, so it is especially good to see this initiative from RGB Building Supplies contributing valuable funds and raising mental health awareness within the building trade. Who would have thought that a builder’s bum could be turned to such a great cause! Thank you RGB.”

Paul West, Branch Manager at RGB Exeter, added:

“We wanted to create a calendar that would stand out and make people smile, but more importantly raise money for the three fantastic charities. Devon Mind, Cornwall Mind and Mind in Somerset rely on donations to enable to them to continue to provide their services, so thank you to every who purchased a calendar and showed their support.”

In addition to the money raised from the sale of the Builders Bum 2022 calendar, RGB’s branches raised an additional £508.46 for the local Mind charities by holding festive food days in the lead up to Christmas. Staff invited customers to enjoy a Christmas treat in return for a donation to the charity.