Left to right  YMCA Tom Foster, Isabelle Winter, Andrew Hayward (from RRT), Sherrie Burnham and Alex Burnham sm

Charity Quiz Raises Record Amount

It was a triple win for local charities in Burton. Not only did local roof tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles  Big Quiz, who has raised a record £80,000 this year, but one of the charities also won the quiz!

A total of 53 teams of four, which included customers, friends, family, staff and suppliers from across the UK, joined the roof tile manufacturer for an evening of competitive quizzing, a nail-biting auction, raffle and ‘Reverse Bingo’ at Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium.

The Burton YMCA Team of Tom Foster, Isabelle Winter Sherrie Burnham and Alex Burnham achieved 70 points from a maximum of 90, a record result. They also were joined by a team from another of Russell Roof Tiles’ five local charities, Shropshire • Staffordshire • Cheshire Blood Bikes whose Vice Chair, Lynne Stone also won the “bear under the chair” competition winning £750!

Andrew Hayward, Managing Director at Russell Roof Tiles both created and hosted the quiz with support from Area Sales Manager Ross Hayward and Commercial Services Director, Paul McLoughlin.

Andrew said: “We are delighted to have again hosted such a successful event, coming together to enjoy a memorable evening with friends and supporters as well as raising another record-breaking amount for our Burton and Lochmaben charities.

“Yet again this was our biggest and best Big Quiz so far; we had just over 200 people attend and so we want to say a massive thank you, specifically to Ben Robinson and Burton Albion for their continued support.  It was once again an incredible night that helped us raise a huge amount of money to support charities within our communities and make a real difference to people’s lives.

Russell Roof Tiles announced its ambitious target to raise £40,000 for good causes this year, with a project called Give4Good, and so were delighted to double this target. A total of 10 local Charity organisations were selected for this year, five local to their Lochmaben facility and five local charities to Burton on Trent which included Burton and District Mind, Burton YMCA, Young Ones Burton, Burton Soup Kitchen and Staffordshire Shropshire and Cheshire Blood Bikes.

Since Give4Good was launched in January 2022, the team of 150 has taken part in nearly 20 company-led events, spending more than 500 hours volunteering and fundraising, including the recent quiz. 

Andrew concluded “This year, through our Give4Good programme, we’re supporting amazing causes who all need hard cash to deliver essential local services to support our community and we’re delighted that we can support then in their invaluable work.”

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.