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RGB announces latest Community Fund winner

Lampard Community School in Barnstaple is the latest winner of RGB Building Supplies’ Well Built Community Fund following a public vote.

Back row LtoR – Dawn Baker, Otters Class Teacher; Lee Kift, Branch Manager at RGB Barnstaple and Laura Aldous, Otters Class Teaching Assistant. Front row from LtoR – Ted, Henry, Jamie and Lincoln.
Back row LtoR – Dawn Baker, Otters Class Teacher; Lee Kift, Branch Manager at RGB Barnstaple and Laura Aldous, Otters Class Teaching Assistant. Front row from LtoR – Ted, Henry, Jamie and Lincoln.

 

Up against two other schools that support young people with additional needs based in Dartington and Taunton, Lampard Community School came out on top of the vote and now has £1,000 to spend at RGB’s Barnstaple branch.  Just over 2,700 votes were received in total.

 

The building materials will be used to transform an outdoor area that is used by the youngest pupils at the school who have a range of complex learning difficulties. At the moment the area becomes boggy in the winter and, as there is no shelter, is too hot to use in the summer months which has an impact on the amount of time children can spend outside and the activities they can take part in.

 

Dawn Baker, Otters Class Teacher and who submitted the nomination, commented:

 

“We are so excited to have this money to spend. It will be wonderful to have an outside area that the children can use all year round.”

 

Lee Kift, Branch Manager at RGB Barnstaple, added:

 

“The support that Lampard Community School received from our customers and the local community was fantastic and we’re delighted to be able to help Otters Class enjoy their outdoor area. I look forward to returning to see the new garden.”

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RGB announces latest Community Fund winner

Coldharbour Mill Museum have been announced as the latest winner of RGB Building Supplies’ ‘Well Built Community Fund’, following a public vote from the local community.

RGB announces latest Community Fund winner

Up against groups based in Paignton and Wiveliscombe, people in the local areas were asked to vote for who they would like to be the lucky recipients of £1,000 worth of building materials from RGB. Over 400 votes were received with the museum coming out on top.

Coldharbour Mill is one of the oldest woollen mills in the UK having been in continuous production since 1797. Today the rich heritage lives on as one of the finest working wool museums where visitors can relive the sights and sounds of the industrial revolution, and see crafts people making traditional textiles, knitting yarn and hand woven rugs.

The museum now has £1,000 to spend on building materials, which they are planning to use to repair and relocate the bridge over the Mill stream to improve access.

Mill Museum manager for the past 30 years, Ian Gammon, said: “We are all extremely grateful to receive the Community Fund grant and would like to say a huge thank you to RGB Building Supplies and everyone who voted for us. This really will help us move forward with our maintenance plan for the museum and improve the access for visitors.”

Geoff Dobbs, branch manager at RGB Tiverton, continued: “This is the first time we have asked the local community to decide who should be the recipient of the Well Built Community Fund and were delighted with the way everyone got behind the three finalists. Congratulations to Coldharbour Mill, we look forward to returning to see how the building materials were used.”

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Fiona Russell-Horne
Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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