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Support for the Eaton Foundation reaches new heights

Burton-based charity, The Eaton Foundation has become the first organisation to benefit from Russell Roof Tiles’ brand-new Community Fund.

Following months of fundraising this year, the roof tile manufacturer – which employs 72 staff at its two sites on Wetmore Lane and Nicolson Way in Burton – handed over a cheque for £2,000 to The Eaton Foundation. 

The Eaton Foundation, based on Orchard Street, was set up in August 2013 and helps men in need through providing a one-stop shop for those that need integrated support with anything from emotional support and someone to confide in to free training courses and volunteering opportunities and employment. Russell’s donation and support will contribute towards helping the charity provide this much-needed service.

Two staff members at Russell Roof Tiles, Caroline Westwood and Katrina Cooke also volunteered their time last month, to visit The Eaton Foundation, help out and see the amazing work that the charity does within the community. Other fundraising efforts included staff donating £10 from their salary every month and a charity cycle challenge.

Caroline, a Customer Service Supervisor at Russell Roof Tiles said:

“Volunteering at The Eaton Foundation was a very humbling and special experience for me and Katrina and I am glad that we were able to lend our support and raise such a fantastic amount of money for the charity as part of our new Community Fund initiative.”

Having raised £56,000 for a variety of charities since 2015, the roof tile manufacturer has always been dedicated to supporting local causes, choosing one charity each year to benefit from a host of staff fundraising activity. Staff at Russell Roof Tiles previously supported The Eaton Foundation through various fundraising activities, including donating £400 worth of hampers during the festive season.

However, this year, Russell Roof Tiles wanted to do more. As a result, the team will be spreading their fundraising efforts and supporting a number of charities and organisations which are a pivotal part of the community.

All money raised goes into the Community Fund and then periodically, each nominated group, event or organisation like the Eaton Foundation will receive a share of the monies raised.

Andrew Hayward, Managing Director at Russell Roof Tiles said:

“We are delighted to have offered our support to The Eaton Foundation, which provides a much-needed mental health service within the community, providing men in need of confidential support with training and counselling.

“The brand-new Community Fund will see not just one charity benefit this year, but a number of worthy causes, which helps and supports our local community.”

Alex Eaton, Chief Executive at The Eaton Foundation said:

“We are very happy to be supported by Russell Roof Tiles as it is an amazing local company that is very community minded.”

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