Russell Roof Tiles has brought some much-needed festive cheer to charities close to its Burton and Lochmaben sites – donating an impressive £55,300.
The company has presented a number of its Burton charities with a £6,300 donation at their special event held at its site on Wetmore Lane, which is set to be followed by an event at its Lochmaben site.
The lucky charities are Burton and District Mind, YMCA Burton, Burton Albion Community Trust, Winshill Neighbourhood Resource Centre, Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire Blood Bikes and Hillfield Animal Home, all of which support either the homeless, mental and physical wellbeing or animal welfare organisations.
The company has raised a total of £55,300 this year as part of its ‘Give 4 Good’ project as part of its celebrations of independence. To mark the occasion the business and its team of 160, based in Burton and Lochmaben, challenged themselves to raise £50,000 for charity, more than double what they’d ever raised before.
Over the last 12 months, the manufacturer and its teams have taken part in some gruelling, fun and inspiring challenges for charity, including a bake-off, golf day, football tournament, paddleboarding, firewalking, climbing, plus a sponsored haircut.
The initial target was exceeded after the company hosted its final event, the annual quiz night in late November at the Pirelli stadium, taking the total to £55,300.
Managing director of Russell Roof Tiles and creator of the Give 4 Good project, Andrew Hayward, delivered the presentation to the Burton charities, revealing they would each be receiving £6,300.
Liz Omahoney from Winshill Neighbourhood Resource Centre said: “I can’t believe it, we’re in complete shock, £6,300 is more than we could’ve dreamed of, especially at a time when it’s hard for charities to stay afloat. Now we’ll be able to continue our work and run all the events and projects we do. From everyone at the resource centre we want to thank Russell Roof Tiles and all the team again for their incredible work, it truly means the world to us.”
Andrew Hayward added: “We try and support a spectrum of different causes that are local to our sites and are carrying out critical care within our community.
“It was a pleasure to announce how much we’d raised, and we’re humbled by the response of those we’ve donated to this year. It’s been a tough one for everyone, but with a lot of hard work, determination, and support from not only colleagues, but our friends, family, customers and suppliers, we’ve helped make a difference to our community.”
In addition, two members of the team, Caroline Westwood, Customer Service Supervisor, and Andy Iliff, Assistant Works Manager, were also recognised for going above and beyond in supporting the Give 4 Good project this year. Iliff was specifically involved in organising the hugely successful fire walk event which raised an astonishing £7,500, while Westwood has been the frontrunner, making sure that suppliers, customers and the RRT team got involved, especially for their quiz night. Ensuring the company reached its record-breaking target.