A BUILDING merchant with stores in Wiveliscombe and Wellington is putting up £500 worth of handouts every week for the next three months.

RGB Building Supplies is offering vouchers as part of its Support Local initiative to show support for businesses across the region who have been hit by the Covid-19 crisis.

The scheme starts next Monday (November 2), when 10 RGB customers will win a £50 voucher to spend at their local butcher.

Then every Monday until January 25, RGB will run a giveaway with prizes such as 10 £50 vouchers to spend at an independent high street store to help with the cost of Christmas; five £100 vouchers for use on a holiday cottage in the region; and 10 £50 local attraction vouchers.

RGB chief executive Kevin Fenlon said: "There are many businesses in our area which have been struggling to survive this year, so it’s vital we do what we can to support each other.

"In total, we’ll be purchasing and giving away £6,500 worth of vouchers to be used at independent shops, venues and attractions.

"As well as helping businesses, we hope our Support Local initiative highlights the fantastic array of local companies that are on our doorstep."

All RGB customers who spend £25 at its branches across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset will have the chance to win a voucher.

Full terms and conditions, and a full list of the vouchers that will be on offer each week, will be available at www.rgbltd.co.uk