Shedding Pounds For Charity

We’re continuing our fundraising efforts, stepping into 2023 with our first event, a sponsored charity weight loss.

The challenge will take place between 3rd January 2023 and 3rd March 2023, with an ambitious combined 20 stone loss target for 20 members of the team, with the aim to raise £2,000.

We want to focus this year’s weight loss challenge on health and wellbeing and are keen to support our team in carrying out a sensible, controlled, and safe weight loss and help motive them to lose any extra festive weight.

After carrying out many previous initiatives and fundraising for mental health charities, our understand the importance of investment in mental health. Which is why we’re returning to our weight loss initiative with a whole-body approach in mind.

We have previously encouraged our staff with charity weight loss challenges and are hoping to replicate the success from previous years, to encourage wellbeing and overall fitness of the team.

The money raised will go towards helping local communities as part of the Russell Roof Tiles Give for Good programme, which raised over £55,000 in 2022, and we’re kicking off the new year with an initiative encouraging the team to lose weight, get fit and healthy and shed any spare Christmas pounds that have crept on over the festive season.

Team members from our Russell Roof Tiles Lockerbie site, head office, customer services, and sales, have pledged £100, and signed up to agree to lose a minimum of a stone, by pledging £100.

If the team members reach our goal of losing a stone, we’ll donate £100 to the fund, and give the team their cash back.

The money raised will go towards our Give 4 Good initative where a number of local charities and groups receive a share to support the great work they are doing in the local area.

Andrew Hayward, Managing Director, who will also be taking part in the weight loss initiative himself, said: “We’re kicking of 2023 and our fundraising efforts off with the return of our weight loss challenge. This is the perfect team challenge to not only support worthy, local causes but also to encourage anyone that’s after shedding a few of those Christmas pounds that may have crept on over the winter.

“We’re excited to continue our charity efforts into the new year, and fundraise through more events that we’re soon to announce, and support our local community even more.”