(L-r): Kevin Fenlon (RGB chief executive), Keith Harris (RGB product and marketing manager) and Sian Ward-Edwards (Macmillan fundraising manager).

RGB raises money for Macmillan Cancer Support

Published:  22 October, 2013

South West-based builders' merchant RGB has raised over £6,775.12 for Macmillan Cancer Support this year through fundraising across all 17 of its branches.

South West-based builders' merchant RGB has raised over £6,775.12 for Macmillan Cancer Support this year through fundraising across all 17 of its branches.

On 27 September 2013 all 17 branches took part in the World's Biggest Coffee Morning and raised £3,775.12 by offering breakfast to their customers in return for a donation to the charity. Earlier in the year RGB held a Golf Day where Nobby Stiles was the after dinner speaker. The raffle and auction at this event raised £3,000.

Fundraising for Macmillan became even more poignant for the family owned firm, after the tragic loss of RGB's Paignton branch manager Andy Shinner, to cancer.

Kevin Fenlon, chief executive of RGB, said: "Many people across the business had been affected after the tragic loss of Andy Shinner our Paignton Branch Manager to cancer at the end of July. Andy was a well-liked and respected colleague. Staff and customers wanted to do something to help raise money for this worthy cause as a mark of respect to Andy and his family. We are extremely grateful to everybody who supported this event."

Local Fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support Sian Ward-Edwards said: "We are so grateful to RGB and their customers for their continued support and so pleased with the fantastic amount they have raised this year. Macmillan is investing in new Macmillan Cancer Nurses to help people affected by cancer, but we are totally funded by donations and so support from local businesses like RGB is crucial."

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