Russell Roof Tiles Golf Day 2023

A Par-fect Golf Day raises £2k for local charities

Lochmaben-based pitched roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles (RRT) hosted another successful Golf Day recently to raise vital funds for its charity initiative, Give4Good.

The tournament took place at Lochmaben Golf Club and is one of many events the company organises to raise funds for local causes.

£2,020 was raised for the RRT’s Give4Good charity fund that will support local charities, including a raffle and auction prize.

A total of 28 people attended the event, with mainly Russell Roof Tiles team members taking part, alongside some local invites, and many travelling up from the company’s HQ in Burton-on-Trent especially for the event.

Russell Roof Tiles launched the ‘Give4Good’ project which raises money for good causes in the local area. This year they are aiming to raise a total of £40,000.

Local recipients of the fundraising this year include Veterans Garden Dumfries, which provides a safe place for serving and local Veterans and families to meet,  D&G Canine Rescue, a charity dedicated to rescuing and rehoming dogs, The First Base Agency, who provide around 4,000 food parcels across Dumfries and Galloway every year, Lockerbie Wildlife Trust, who run an annual programme of talks, visits and workshops relating to wildlife and conservation for members, schools and other interested parties, and Moffat Mountain Rescue Team – all of which have been nominated by the staff.

Ian Jones, and Alan Young, along with James Pendleton, Mike Whitehead, Liam Parsons and Colin Varrie organised the day.  Andrew Hayward, Managing Director at Russell Roof Tiles commented: “The team did another great job fundraising for our Give4Good pot, and I would like to thank them and everyone that donated. This year, the Golf Day was a great way of being able to raise further funds and add to the pot for our chosen charities.”

The team played well, and came out with some great wins, with Ian Jones winning the Overall Single and Pairs, along with Scott Gordon, David Macrone secured the Longest Drive, with Bruce Laidlaw, Operations Director, taking home the prize of nearest the pin. The day was a great success for everyone involved.

The company has invested in charity support over the years, since 2015, Russell Roof Tiles has supported over 35 different charities and causes local to its Burton and Lochmaben sites. It has hosted more than 40 fundraising events, that have seen staff dance, hike, run, cook, and even slim their way to raise cash. Over the years, its charity golf tournaments have now raised over £30,000.

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 roofs across the country, by premier housebuilders and developers.