Christmas cheer for children


The staff team at pioneering roof tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles is supporting two children’s charities local to its sites this festive season.

Employing 140 people at two sites in Burton, and one in Lochmaben (Scotland) the firm is focusing its Christmas support this year on children and young people.

Russell Roof Tile is helping The Young Ones, Burton who provide gift boxes for local children aged 0-17 that are requested by Family Support Agencies, for children in need or crisis. The staff at the company has collected hundreds of pounds worth of goods, toys and items for the gift boxes, as well as providing free packaging materials and transport to deliver the boxes in time for Christmas.

The company is also donating £500 to Westsound Cash for Kids – a local to Lochmaben children’s charity that help children across Dumfries & Galloway. Their mission is to help and improve the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in local communities. It works with local grassroots organisations to make a difference to young lives, and directly support families and 100 per cent of every donation goes back into our local communities.

Andrew Hayward, Managing Director of Russell Roof Tiles comments “It’s essential for all businesses to support their local communities to do their bit, especially at Christmas which is a challenging time for many people. We’ve been overwhelmed with the generosity of our staff who have come together to help these amazing local charities and I’m pleased we can play a small part in assisting children and young people.”

Sheila Meacham, Treasurer for The Young Ones Burton comments: “We’re delighted to have been chosen by Russell Roof Tiles this Christmas and thank everyone across the company for their kind and generous support. These wonderful donations will bring smiles and happiness to many local children at this special time of year.”

Andrew Irving, Charity Manager at Westsound Cash for Kids adds: “We are thrilled that Russell Roof Tiles have chosen us to support Westsound Cash for Kids as part of their Christmas campaign. The money donated will go an incredibly long way to helping young people in the area, and we can’t thank everyone at Russell Roof Tiles enough for their support.”

Last Christmas Russell Roof Tiles donated £6000.00 to local community projects as part of a 12 Days of Christmas community programme to ensure that there were supporting as many community projects as possible.

The staff selected 12 local charities and donated £500.00 to each. The charities benefitting included a wide range of good causes, larger and much smaller organisations.

Since 2016, the company has donated over £110,000 to various causes and community projects, close to its sites, such as Shropshire, Staffordshire & Cheshire Blood Bikes, Derby & Burton Hospitals Charity and Dumfries and Galloway Health Board Endowment Fund and encourages and supports its employees with fundraising.