The Cornwall Search and Rescue team won the final

A Penzance-based building materials dealer has selected a Cornish search and rescue team as a finalist in their latest competition.

RGB Building Supplies has selected the St Day-based West Cornwall Search and Rescue team as a finalist in its Surprise Supplies competition and it is now up to a public vote to see if this is one of the two. charities chosen to receive £ 1,000 of building materials.

The West Cornwall Search and Rescue Team is a domestic resource and supports the police, fire and ambulance services with search, rescue and emergency response throughout the region.

The association is run entirely by volunteers and all equipment, vehicles and its base are funded by voluntary donations.

This means that donations are used to run the team and not to invest in development projects.

The association would like to build a drying room at its base, which would provide a specially designed space where the team could properly dry the wet kit, especially the water and rope rescue equipment.

This is an essential safety kit that must be properly maintained and maintained and the lack of proper drying facilities is a big concern for the team.

If voted as a winner of Surprise Supplies, the charity will use the £ 1,000 for materials needed for the project.

RGB Building Supplies selected the West Cornwall search and rescue team based in St Day as a finalist in their Surprise Supplies competition

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Richard Jayne, branch manager at RGB Penzance, where West Cornwall Search & Rescue would use the £ 1,000 donation, said: when you depend on donations.

“As the local RGB branch of the charity, we want to encourage members of our community to show their support and vote.”

The vote will take place between Monday 15 and Monday 29 November. Votes cast outside these dates will not be taken into account.

Only one vote per person via a single voting method will be counted.

Votes can be cast by visiting the RGB Facebook page and liking the photo in the Surprise Supplies album that represents the group the vote was voted on, or by sending an email to [email protected] and putting the group name in the subject line.

The two finalists who receive the most votes will each receive £ 1,000 to spend at their local RGB branch.

The terms and conditions can be viewed by visiting the RGB website – www.rgbltd.co.uk.

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