Cheeky calendar raises over £1,600 for mental health charities

RGB Building Supplies’ Well Built Builders Bum 2022 calendar has raised £1,610 for Mind charities across the region – Cornwall Mind, Devon Mind and Mind in Somerset.

The calendar features tradespeople from across the region, who put themselves forward to be photographed doing their job and showing a tiny bit of their bottom, all in the name of raising funds to help the charities continue to support people in their area who suffer from mental health issues.

As local charities affiliated with the national Mind association, Cornwall Mind, Devon Mind and Mind in Somerset provide a range of well-being services for people who experience mental health problems, as well as advice, information, support groups and a dedicated youth service.

Paul Reeve, CEO of Cornwall Mind, said:

“Mental ill health affects us all in one way or another and we are seeing an increase in recent months. Unfortunately, Cornwall has a high rate of people who take their own lives, especially in men, so it is especially good to see this initiative from RGB Building Supplies contributing valuable funds and raising mental health awareness within the building trade. Who would have thought that a builder’s bum could be turned to such a great cause! Thank you RGB.”

Martin Ballantyne, Branch Manager at RGB Bodmin, added:

“We wanted to create a calendar that would stand out and make people smile, but more importantly raise money for the three fantastic charities. Cornwall Mind, Devon Mind and Mind in Somerset rely on donations to enable to them to continue to provide their services, so thank you to everyone who purchased a calendar and showed their support.”

In addition to the money raised from the sale of the Builders Bum 2022 calendar, RGB’s branches raised an additional £508.46 for the local Mind charities by holding festive food days in the lead up to Christmas. Staff invited customers to enjoy a Christmas treat in return for a donation to the charity.