Torbay's Turning Heads up for £1,000 building supplies prize

A member of the Turning Heads team working on transforming the outdoor space at The Windmill Centre.

A member of the Turning Heads team working on transforming the outdoor space at The Windmill Centre. - Credit: RGB Building Supplies

A Torquay-based organisation that is working to renovate Hele's Windmill Centre has be chosen as a finalist in a bid to win £1,000 of building supplies.

RGB Building Supplies has selected Turning Heads as a finalist in its Surprise Supplies giveaway and it’s now down to a public vote to see if the organisation is chosen to receive £1,000 of building materials.

RGB had invited schools, charities and groups from across the region that had supported communities throughout the pandemic to get in touch and explain how a donation would help.

Turning Heads works with people across the area who have learning difficulties, are homeless or are long-term unemployed and helps them to develop skills, find employment, gain qualifications and work experience, and increase social opportunity and wellbeing.

Throughout the pandemic, Turning Heads supplied recipe boxes to supported living homes across the Torbay region to help ensure no one went without.

The organisation has started to renovate The Windmill Centre in Hele so it can offer day opportunities where the community will be able to learn skills such as cooking and gardening, and if voted as a Surprise Supplies winner, Turning Heads will use the £1,000 to buy materials.

Turning Heads is up against 4FS Youth Dance in St Austell, Launceston Community Hospital and Made-Well in Hatherleigh.

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Mike Curtis, branch manager at RGB Torquay, said: “There have been many groups that did so much to support people throughout the pandemic and we’re delighted to be able to give something back.

"As the local branch to Turning Heads, we’re encouraging people in the area to show their support and vote.”

The vote will take place until Monday, August 30. Votes cast outside these dates will not be counted. Only one vote per person via one method of voting will be counted. Votes can be made by visiting RGB’s Facebook page and liking the photo in the Surprise Supplies album that represents the group being voted for, or by emailing and putting the name of the group in the subject line.

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