Community Fund

RGB Community Fund - £1,000 building material giveaway!

Community Fund reopens for voting!

We recently called out to libraries across the region asking them to get in contact and tell us why they should benefit from our Well Built Community Fund. All the entries have been whittled down to the final three and it’s now down to the public to decide who receives £1,000 worth of building materials.

The Friends of Combe Martin Library

The group sent in a fantastic poem explaining what they would use the materials for:

A Valentine’s Plea to RGB

From the Friends of Combe Martin Library

Our little library looks unloved and sad

With her external paintwork looking so bad

And inside cracks are appearing like crazy

But we have a man who’s far from lazy

Roger’s his name and a dab hand at painting

Who for a small fee will do some maintaining

Alas we need vinyl emulsion, metal paint and filler

So could you help to resolve our dilemma

To transform our library to what she once was

A welcoming place for stories like the Wizard of Oz

A little help is all we require

To fulfil our little library’s heart’s desire

Could you kindly answer our plea

To help Roger sprinkle some TLC

With heartfelt thanks from the ladies

And the gent with the gammy knee

Who make up the small but perfectly formed

Friends of Combe Martin Library Committee.

Muddy Boots Pre-School, Northam

Muddy Boots Pre-School is due to open at the end of 2017 and will cater for 24 children between the ages of 2 and 5 years.  It will be delivering an Early Years Foundation curriculum and will use the local environment, woodland and shoreland as a ‘third’ teacher.  The pre-school would use the £1,000 worth of building materials to create a stimulating reading area for children at the pre-school and children in the local community to enjoy.

Seaton Library

The Friends of Seaton Library would use the donation of materials to transform an area at the back of the building into a community wildlife garden for local people to sit and read or observe nature. This will include improving the access, providing a seating area and adding trellis for climbing plants.   Those that don’t have gardens of their own would be invited to come and tend the area so they could enjoy the pleasures of gardening and people with disabilities would be able to use the area as a sensory garden.

The public can vote for who they would like to receive the £1,000 worth of building materials by one of three ways:

1.      By visiting RGB’s Ilfracombe, Bideford or Exmouth branches and placing a chip in the relevant box

2.      By visiting RGB’s Facebook page and choosing who they would like to vote for on the poll at the top of the page

3.      By emailing and putting the name of the group they would like to win in the subject box.

Votes can be cast between Monday 27th March and midnight on Sunday 9th April. Votes cast outside of these dates will not be counted and can only be made at a branch during normal opening hours. Only one vote per person via each method of voting will be counted.

We wish all three groups the very best of luck.

Most Recent Winner:

1st Chulmleigh Scouts

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