The Porthleven branch of RGB Building Supplies has thanked the local community for donating gifts to its 2018 Christmas Giving Tree Appeal in aid of Children’s Hospice South West.

The builders merchant invited customers to donate gifts so that a hamper of presents could be given to every family being supported by the hospice over the festive period. The donations have now been passed on to the charity in time to be given out on Christmas Day.

Lee Atkinson, branch manager at RGB Porthleven, said: “Once again we have seen how generous those in our local community are. The presents will help to ensure families being supported by Children’s Hospice South West have a great festive period and we would like to thank everyone who donated.”

Mhairi Bass-Carruthers, the charity's corporate partnerships fundraiser, said: “We are so grateful to the local community and the customers of RGB for their wonderful donations through the Christmas Giving Tree appeal.

"Christmas can be especially difficult for the families we support, and we aim to make it as magical as possible for the children and families staying with us over the festive period. These fantastic gifts will ensure we can give families a Christmas to remember, with extra smiles and sparkle.”

Children’s Hospice South West is RGB Building Supplies’ chosen charity and the builders merchant is continuing its support in 2019 by taking part in the charity’s £50 challenge. RGB’s branches will see how much can be raised in one day with an investment of just £50.