Manufacturer Brings Christmas Cheer to Community Causes

ROOF TILE manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles (RRT) has spread festive cheer by donating £7,400 each to 10 of its local charities this Christmas.

Managing Director Andrew Hayward presented each of the charities with a cheque at special events held at the company’s factories in both Burton and Lochmaben.

The recipient charities, nominated by staff, support either the homeless, mental and physical wellbeing, or animal welfare organisations. They are: Burton and District Mind, Burton YMCA, Young Ones Burton, Burton Soup Kitchen and Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire Blood Bikes, D&G Canine Rescue Centre, Veterans Garden, The First Base Agency, Moffat Mountain Rescue, and Castle Loch Lochmaben Community Trust.

Christmas Cheer

The value of the donations came as a huge surprise to the charity representatives present and was a record from the firm.

Lynne Stone was at the event representing volunteer service, Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire Blood Bikes. She said: “All the funds that we receive from Russell Roof Tiles will go towards the essential maintenance of our bikes to support the vital work we do across the county and region.”

Andrew Hayward, RRT MD, said: “It was an honour to present to the money to these 10 outstanding charities and I’m proud to be able to support those organisations so they can continue the vital work they do for our community.”

Over the last 12 months, the RRT team has taken part in some gruelling and inspiring challenges for the company’s Give4Good initiative – the most daunting being the 10,000ft tandem skydive. Other challenges included bake sales, golf matches, weight loss and walking challenges, a family fun day, and its recent Big Quiz hosted by Pirelli Stadium.

Andrew continued: “It’s been a record-breaking year of fundraising for us and despite the cost-of-living challenges, we’ve managed to double the £40,000 target we set back in January. Our staff have done an amazing job, volunteering their time and efforts to help raise money.”

Russell Roof Tiles originally set up its Give4Good neighbourhood and community initiative in January 2022. Since then, its team of 150 has taken part in numerous company-led events and spent over 500 hours volunteering and fundraising.

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