After having to restrict visits to loved ones last Christmas, many families are planning big celebrations this festive period, but there are some who will be alone.

RGB Building Supplies is encouraging people in the local area to be part of its ‘Keeping you in mind’ campaign.

Between Wednesday December 1 and Wednesday December 15, the builders merchant is inviting people to write a message on a postcard, or for younger residents, RGB has designed a Christmas colouring sheet.

RGB’s branch team will then pass on the postcards to homeless shelters and the pictures to care homes, as well as to Cornwall Mind which will distribute them to those it supports.

In addition, the Porthleven RGB branch is holding a Festive Food Day on Friday December 10 to raise money for Cornwall Mind, one of its charity partners.

Staff are encouraging customers to join them during the day for mince pies, a slice of yule log, sausage rolls and other Christmas treats, in return for a donation to the charity.

As a local charity affiliated with the national Mind association, Cornwall Mind provides a range of well-being services for people who experience mental health problems.

These include Active Minds which encourages people to be physically active, Creative Minds that uses creativity to help relieve stress and improve mood, and Community Minds which inspires people to get involved in their community to help with social isolation.

All of Cornwall Mind’s well-being support groups are completely funded by fundraising and donations.

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Lee Atkinson, Branch Manager at RGB Porthleven, said: "While it will be wonderful to enjoy a large family gathering this year, there are some people in the area who will be spending the whole festive period alone, and with our ‘Keeping you in mind’ campaign we want them to know that there is always someone thinking about them.

"We look forward to receiving the pictures and postcards and distributing them throughout our community.

"We thank Cornwall Mind for helping with this.

"To continue our support of the charity, we are inviting the community to join us on our Festive Food Day and help us to raise money to support the work that Cornwall Mind does.

"We’ll all be wearing our Christmas jumpers on the day, and hope visitors to the branch do too."

The Christmas postcard and colouring sheet can be collected from any RGB branch or downloaded from its website –

Once complete, they can be returned to the RGB branch or emailed to

From all the colouring sheets received, RGB will also choose two winners.

The first prize winner will receive a £40 Argos voucher and RGB will make a donation of £75 to the local Mind charities – Cornwall Mind, Devon Mind and Mind in Somerset – in their name. The runner-up will receive a £20 Argos voucher and a £25 donation will be made to the local Mind charities.