Bag it up and support RGB’s Christmas appeal

RGB Building Supplies is delighted to launch The Big RGB Christmas Appeal in aid of Devon Air Ambulance Trust and is inviting customers and the community to donate a bag of good quality preloved items to the drop-off point in its Exeter branch. The bag of items will go on to be sold in the charity’s shops and help it continue to save hundreds of lives across Devon.

The Big RGB Christmas Appeal was officially launched on Monday 25th November when RGB mascot Archie Bee donated the first bag of items. Donations of clothing, shoes, books, DVDs and Blu Rays, toys, accessories, jewellery...

Etsy Made Local Exeter - Contemporary Christmas Market

Event Date: 
28/11/2019 - 5:00pm to 01/12/2019 - 4:00pm
11A Gandy Street, Exeter

Etsy Made Local is back! And this time we are going BIG! Still working with Exeter Phoenix, but this time in their new venture on Gandy Street.

We’re doing a take over!

There will be familiar makers and some fabulous newcomers to the market.

All in all a wonderful contemporary festive extravaganza starting Thursday 28th November (5-9pm) during late night shopping in Exeter - we’ll have music, drinks and nibbles to get you in full swing.

We’ll then be there all day Saturday 30th November (10-6pm) and Sunday 1st Dec (10-4pm).

We hope you can come along...

Ex burglar reveals how to keep your home safe this Christmas

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 12/05/2017 - 9:35am

Posting our plans on social media, leaving gift boxes we have bought in outside bins and forgetting to lock doors and windows… the simple mistakes that are inviting burglars into our homes.

As Christmas approaches, homes become filled with expensive gifts and gadgets. This sadly means that the festive season is also the peak time that domestic burglary increases due to opportunistic intruders.

New research from Verisure revealed it can take a long time to recover from a burglary. According to the research, 45% of victims felt angry for six months to over a year. A third...

MAKE 2017: Christmas Craft Exhibition

Event Date: 
18/11/2017 - 10:00am to 07/01/2018 - 5:30pm
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF

18 Nov 2017 - 7 Jan 2018 Our annual Christmas selling exhibition showcases some of the best contemporary craft from UK based designer-makers. With a wide selection of disciplines to choose from, and a range of prices to suit all, it’s an ideal opportunity to buy an individual, handmade gift for Christmas. DIY festive craft activity area for kids in the gallery.

There's DIY festive craft activity area for kids in the gallery, a Celebration Day on 2 Dec. and Scandinavian Craft Cafe on the 8th, with themed decoration making and menu.

Free entry. Open daily, 10am-5.30pm 00626...

Over 250 gifts donated to RGB’s Christmas Present Appeal

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 12/31/2016 - 10:22am

The generous local community and customers of RGB Building Supplies donated in excess of 250 gifts to the builders merchant’s Christmas Present Appeal in aid of Children’s Hospice South West.

RGB had been calling out for donations suitable for a child of any age or their parents and the gifts have now been given to Children’s Hospice South West to distribute to children and families.

Naomi Dymond, Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser at Children’s Hospice South West, commented: “We cannot thank the wonderful local community and RGB customers enough for this amazing collection...

MAKE 2016 Contemporary Crafts for Christmas

Event Date: 
19/11/2016 - 10:00am to 02/01/2017 - 5:30pm
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey

Our annual Christmas selling exhibition 'MAKE', showcases over 50 designer-makers from across the UK. With works in a variety of disciplines and with a range of prices to suit everyone, 'MAKE 2016' is an excellent opportunity to buy an individual piece of craft this Christmas. In addition to the exhibition, please visit our shop which has everything you need to decorate your home and celebrate Christmas. As well as cards, gift wrap and decorations we stock a huge range of South West makers work offering more choices for Christmas present buying.

Mecca Exeter spreads Christmas cheer

Christmas has arrived early at Mecca Exeter which has seen its colleagues and customers collecting presents to provide some festive cheer for Force Cancer Charity, a local charity which works to support cancer sufferers in the area, including the funding of treatment and research.

The club has been working during the festive period to encourage its team members and loyal customers to donate gifts. However, the team at Mecca Exeter would like to provide even more presents for the charity and are reaching out to the community for any donations they can make.

In particular,...

Celebrities help launch Dogs Trust campaign

Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, which has a rehoming centre in Ilfracombe has teamed up with some of the nation’s most famous faces to launch their iconic campaign, ‘A Dog is For Life, Not Just For Christmas’, following a year of ludicrous excuses offered up by dog owners when giving up their pets to Dogs Trust.

Staff at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe were particularly surprised to hear a member of the public explain they no longer wanted their dog because he wasn’t housetrained.

The line-up of celebrity dog lovers includes Sky News’s Eamonn Holmes, Sherlock’s...

Don't let thieves steal your Christmas

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 12/01/2015 - 4:36pm

Devon and Cornwall police are reminding people during the busy run up to Christmas to keep their possessions safe from opportunist thieves. Officers will be working closely with partners in the community to roll out a number initiatives over the coming weeks.

People are advised to protect their Christmas purchases by storing them out of sight, so burglars aren’t tempted to steal them.

Detective Sergeant Chris Tapley from Devon and Cornwall Police said: “Burglary is a serious and invasive offence which has a devastating impact on victims. You can make a big difference...

County Show festive gift tickets launched

The Devon County Show has Christmas wrapped up this year as it launches festive gift tickets for the first time today (Tuesday, December 1).

The tickets for next year’s Show in May are contained in a choice of four beautifully designed cards which celebrate the season and promise a great day out to look forward to when all the decorations have been packed away.

Show Secretary Ollie Allen said: “Choosing presents for the whole family couldn’t be simpler and we’re delighted to offer tickets as Christmas presents to the county’s biggest annual event in the third week of May...