Local causes to benefit from £40k pledge

20 February, 23
Burton-based Pitched roof tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles (RRT), has revealed the local charities and good causes that will benefit from its Give 4 Good project 2023.

Burton-based Pitched roof tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles (RRT), has revealed the local charities and good causes that will benefit from its Give 4 Good project 2023.

This year the team has pledged to collectively raised £40,000 for local causes. Give 4 Good was created as part of the firm’s celebration of independence in 2022. This year its staff are ready and raring to get involved and fundraising in new and exciting ways.

Employing 140 people at two sites on Nicolson Way and Wetmore Lane in Burton, and one in Lochmaben (Scotland) the firm is focusing its support on a number of different areas, specifically health and wellbeing.

Teams across the business have chosen the charities that they would like to donate to, and already have a list of events that will take place throughout the year.

Recipients of the fundraising will include mental health charity Mind, Burton and District, who provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Russell Roof Tiles have fundraised for Mind before and Keri Lawrence, Development and Sustainability Officer, Burton and District Mind commented: “Russell Roof Tiles donations have helped to support in growing our holistic therapy, and enabled us to provide sessions to some of the most vulnerable people in our communities.”

The other charities include Staffordshire, Shropshire, and Cheshire Blood Bikes, that Russell Roof Tiles have fundraised for since 2015, a volunteer service that provides urgent transportation of blood products, for free, to local NHS hospitals.

Burton YMCA, a charity committed to providing a supportive and safe environment for those who are homeless in East Staffordshire over their three housing sites.

The Young Ones Burton, who Russell Roof Tiles have supported in the past, in 2021, the firm’s staff collected items for gift boxes for local children aged 0-17 that are requested by Family Support Agencies, for children in need or crisis. The staff at the company collected hundreds of pounds worth of goods, toys and items for the gift boxes, as well as providing free packaging materials and transport to deliver the boxes in time for Christmas, and Burton Soup Kitchen, who support homeless and vulnerable people within the local community.

Andrew Hayward from Russell Roof Tiles comments “After such a successful year of fundraising in 2022, we wanted to continue to show our support this year. Our core value of supporting our local community, causes and charities is as important to our team and neighbours as it is to us. Since 2015 the team at Russell Roof Tiles has pulled together to fundraise for local charities close to their hearts and we pledge to do it again this year, with an ambitious £40,000 target.

“Over the past seven years we raised over £168,000, and I have no doubt that we’ll achieve it with the help of our customers, partners and suppliers.”

The company has invested in charity support over the years, and since 2015 has supported over 38 different charities and causes local to its Lochmaben and Burton on Trent sites. It has hosted fundraising events, that have seen staff dance, hike, run, cook, paddle and even slim their way to raise cash. Over the years its Annual Big Quiz and its charity golf tournaments have raised some record-breaking amounts of cash.

Its first charity initiative of the year has already taken place, the weight loss challenge, to safely shed some Christmas pounds, just in time for a summer skydive!

Russell Roof Tiles is a leading independent pitched roof tile manufacturer supplying products for the top housebuilders and high-profile social housing and commercial projects. The company produces thousands of tiles every week that are used on roofing across the UK, for all the UK’s premier housebuilders and developers.

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