RGB supports charity's carpentry training for youngsters

Published:  30 June, 2015

Building materials and tools worth £1000 have been donated to the Wings South West charity by RGB Building Supplies’ Bideford branch.

The money will be allocated towards improving the charity’s carpentry area at its business and training centre.

Wings South West, based in Bideford, Devon, works to give young people a future, supporting a number of disadvantaged youngsters not only by running leisure activities to help build confidence, but also by helping them learn a skill such as carpentry.

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.

“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, said: “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.”

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