A fantastic £1,492.68 was raised for Devon and Cornwall's Air Ambulance trusts on Friday 13th September (2019) during the RGB company-wide Great Cream Tea Day.

The event took place during National Air Ambulance Week, which aims to highlight the life-saving work undertaken by all Air Ambulance organisations across the country.

In return for a donation, visitors to the building supplies company's branches were able to enjoy a delicious scone, cream and jam - or scone, jam and cream, depending on whether they visited a Cornish or Devon location.

Tracy Owen, Fundraising Manager at Devon Air Ambulance Trust, commented: 

RGB has raised a significant amount with their cream teas and we're incredibly grateful to them. Devon's Air Ambulances are very much an essential part of the community we live in and the service would not be possible without the generous support and donations we receive from local businesses. We look forward to continuing to build our relationship with RGB and supporting them with their fundraising.

Stephanie Bray, Corporate Fundraising Officer at Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust, added:

We're thrilled to hear that RGB branches came together to hold a series of cream tea events in aid of their local air ambulance charities. A really fantastic way to fundraise and we're delighted that so much money has been raised to help us keep flying and saving lives.

The south west is renowned for its cream teas and the amount of money raised really shows how popular they continue to be. It was interesting for the business to see whether a conclusion could be given to the age-old cream-first/jam-first debate, which was settled by a mix of the two scone-based strategies.

RGB will continue to hold fundraising events in support of Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust and Devon Air Ambulance Trust over coming months.

Would your business like to get on board with supporting Devon's Air Ambulances? Get in touch with Tracy on 01392 466666 or read more about the benefits of becoming a corporate supporter.

RGB cream tea display RGB cream tea display RGB cream tea display RGB cream tea display

RGB staff raise funds for both Devon's and Cornwall's Air Ambulances through a company-wide Cream Tea Day - a brew for the crew.