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Staff set out to shed pounds for charity

Staff set out to shed pounds for charity

Burton on Trent based pitched roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles, is continuing its fundraising efforts, stepping into 2023 with its 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.

Russell Roof Tiles want to focus this year’s weight loss challenge on health and wellbeing and are keen to support their 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, the team at Russell Roof Tiles understand the importance of investment in mental health. Which is why they’re returning to their weight loss initiative with a whole-body approach in mind.

Russell Roof Tiles has previously encouraged its 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 is 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 the 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 their goal of losing a stone, Russell Roof Tiles donate £100 to the fund, and give the team their cash back.

The money raised will go towards the manufacturer’s Give 4 Good 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 at Russell Roof Tiles, 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.”

The pitched roof tile manufacturer is continuing their Give 4 Good scheme.  Russell Roof Tiles employs 140 people at two sites in Burton, and one in Lochmaben (Scotland).  

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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