Russell Roof Tiles gives big this Christmas

Russell Roof Tiles gives big this Christmas

Andrew Hayward MD at Russell Roof Tiles (centre) with Lochmaben charities and the team

Lochmaben-based manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles is spreading festive cheer by donating £37,000 to five local charities this Christmas.

The announcement made by managing director Andrew Hayward during a presentation hosted at its site came as a huge surprise to the charity representatives present, which each received £7,400 towards their good causes.

The charities include D&G Canine Rescue Centre, Veterans Garden, The First Base Agency, Moffat Mountain Rescue and Castle Loch Lochmaben Community Trust.

All of which support either homelessness, mental and physical wellbeing or animal welfare organisations.

Andrew Hayward said: “It’s been a record-breaking year of fundraising for us and despite the cost-of-living challenges, we’ve managed to double the target we set back in January. I couldn’t have done it without the team, who have put in the work and volunteered their time and money to be involved.”

Over the last 12 months, the Lochmaben team have taken part in some gruelling and inspiring challenges for the company’s Give4Good initiative, with the most daunting being the 10,000ft tandem skydive.

The skydive was taken on by a team of seven who took to the skies to complete the jump. Once their feet touched the ground, the team celebrated after raising £4,000 towards Give4Good.

At the start of the year, the company set its sights on raising £40,000 for its ‘Give4Good’ initiative, which aims to support 12 charities, five close to their Lochmaben site, five in Burton on Trent, plus two international charities.

Andrew and his team have rallied together and doubled their initial target, raising £80,000, making it the largest sum ever raised in a year for charity. Andrew added: “It was an honour to present to our five Lochmaben charities and I’m proud to be able to support those organisations so they can continue the vital work they do for our community.”

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

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