RGB Building Supplies is delighted to announce it has selected Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) as its charity and will be fundraising for the cause throughout 2017.

After the response to its Christmas Present Appeal in aid of CHSW at the end of 2016, when in excess of 250 gifts were donated by RGB customers and staff, the builders’ merchant is looking forward to continuing its support.

This year, RGB staff are taking part in a number of CHSW fundraising activities and will also be holding regular events to boost the amount raised.

To kick-start the campaign, RGB’s health and safety manager Mark Randle is taking part in the Concept 2 2017 Military Challenge, which is open to all serving and ex-serving military personnel from across the world. The former Royal Navy serviceman is taking on the challenge of rowing as many kilometres as possible throughout February on a rowing machine, and is currently standing at number 20 in the worldwide rankings.

To encourage people to support his challenge, Mr Randle has pledged to shave his head when he reaches £1,000, shave off one eyebrow if he reaches £2,000 and shave the other eyebrow if he reaches £3,000.

Naomi Dymond, corporate partnerships fundraiser at Children’s Hospice South West, said: “We are so thrilled to have been chosen as RGB’s new Charity of the Year and can’t thank the firm enough for choosing CHSW. We rely almost entirely on the support of businesses like RGB and without them we couldn’t continue to be there for hundreds of life-limited children and their families across the South West.”

For those that would like to support Mark Randle, donations can be made to his Just Giving page.