We're supporting the Builders Merchants Federation’s (BMF) national appeal to help the people of Ukraine by collecting essential items.

Our branches have created a donation area where its staff, customers and those in the local area can drop-off items such as thermal clothing, bedding, sleeping bags, torches, first aid kits, toiletries, baby items, household cleaning items and non-perishable food.

All the donated items will be passed to the charity Feed the Hungry who will distribute them to those in need.

The donation point will be in all of our branches between Monday 4th April and Saturday 30th April.

Emma Champion, Marketing Manager at RGB, commented: “The brutal war has caused so many people to flee their homes leaving them with nothing, so builders merchants from across the country have joined together to support the BMF’s appeal and help Ukrainian citizens during this humanitarian crisis. At the outset we want to thank the kind-hearted people in our community for their donations.”

A full list of the items that can be donated can be seen below:



• New clothing

• Gloves

• Socks

• Thermal underwear

• Thermal coats

• Boots

• Torches

• Lamps

• First aid kits

Bedding etc

• Sleeping bags

• Fold down beds

• Bedding sets eg. bottom sheet, duvet cover and pillowcase

• Blankets

• Towels


Baby Items

• Nappies all sizes

• Baby milk

• Baby Wipes

• Dummies

• Sudocrem

• Baby porridge

• Jars/sachets of baby food


Food items

• Cartons/bottles of ready-made juice eg. apple/orange

• Malt loaf

• Cereal bars

• Biscuits (not chocolate)

• Muesli

• Porridge in individual sachets

• Cereal

• Rice

• Pasta

• Flour

• Tinned meat eg. spam, corned beef

• Tinned tomatoes/passata/tomato paste

• Tinned fish eg. tuna, mackerel, sardines

• Jam

• Peanut butter

• Chocolate spread

• Vegetable oil

• Pre packed croissants

• Creamed soup

• Beans

• Olives



• Shampoo 2 in 1

• Shower gel

• Toothbrushes

• Toothpaste

• Razors

• Shaving foam

• Liquid hand soap

• Manicure sets

• Flannels

• Sanitary pads

• Panty liners


Household items

• Washing powder/liquid

• Softener

• Washing up liquid

• Dishcloths/sponges

• Tea Towels

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