We’re proud that every year Russell Roof Tiles’ staff, suppliers and friends support a number of local initiatives and events local to our sites in Burton on Trent and Lochmaben.
Our work in the local community not only covers supporting charities and good causes but also investing in young people. We work closely with local schools and colleges to help inspire young people and support the careers teams, bringing to life the processes of manufacturing.
In 2020, like many manufacturers Russell Roof Tiles felt the damaging impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, but throughout the year we continued to support local community services – especially those on the frontline. This includes Derby and Burton Hospitals Charity and Dumfries and Galloway Health Board Endowment Fund who each received a £2,000 donation.
Welcoming this donation, a spokesperson for NHS Dumfries and Galloway said: “This £2,000 donation comes as a great boost and special thanks to Russell Roof Tiles. Our staff are doing an amazing job during this unprecedented disruption to daily lives. Over the past six months, increased support and advice, for both physical and mental health, has been given to staff and teams.”
Tim Diggle, Derby & Burton Hospitals Charity Director added: “We are so grateful for this really generous donation. It is brilliant to see such fantastic fundraising in support of our hospitals. We know that the money raised will go a huge way in supporting our staff and we are so grateful for this gift – it means a great deal to us.”
12 Days of Christmas Campaign
In December 2020, Russell Roof Tiles donated £6000.00 to local community projects as part of a 12 Days of Christmas community programme. Given the extreme hardship caused by the global pandemic, Andrew Hayward, Managing Director at Russell Roof Tiles wanted to ensure that there were supporting as many community projects as possible.
We selected 12 important local charities and donated £500.00 to each. The charities benefitting include a wide range of good causes, larger and much smaller organisations. Those being supported include: Burton Hope which delivery food parcels, Burton Albion Community Trust (BACT) the charitable arm of Burton Albion Football Club. Plus D&G Handyvan that specialises in carrying out ‘odd-jobs’ for the elderly, infirm or those with dementia around Lochmaben as well Cafebridge in Andover (Hamps) who support the homeless and vulnerable across the county.
We donated to the following: Burton Hope, The Bridge , Dryfesdale Lodge, Burton and District Mind, Castle Loch, Burton Albion Community Trust, D&G Handy Van, Derek’s Tree, Age UK Staffordshire, Donna Louise Hospice, BURTON BLOOD BIKES and YMCA Burton.