Cycling through the Scottish hills for charity


Alan Young, from leading roof tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles has blasted his original target to raise over £2,000 by taking up the Etape Caledonia cycling challenge.

Alan cycled 85 miles around the hills of Pitlochry, for Beatson Cancer Charity. Beatson is a small cancer charity based in Glasgow that provide support to families and patients, and one close to Alan’s heart, as they supported his own family when they lost his father to cancer, 23 years ago.

Alan who is Regional Sales Director at Russell Roof Tiles said: “Whilst it was extremely hard going at times, what has made the challenge even more rewarding has been the generosity which so many people have shown me and more importantly, the Beatson Cancer Charity whom I was raising money for.

“I’m ecstatic at the amount that has been raised as initially I had a target of collecting £250. To have completely exceeded that total is incredible. Thank you to everyone who has donated from friends, customers, suppliers to the whole of the Russell Roof Tiles team. I’ve been blown away by the support.”

Andrew Hayward, Managing Director of Russell Roof Tiles added: “Supporting our community and our staff is at the heart of Russell Roof Tiles’ ethos, and we encourage our team to get involved with fundraising initiatives and local projects. We’re delighted to be able to help Alan with this challenge and congratulate him on his amazing achievement.”

Russell Roof Tiles, who has three sites, two in Burton on Trent and another in Lochmaben, Scotland was founded on its current site in Halleaths, Lochmaben in 1964 as The Annandale Tile Company.

Over the past few years, the company has supported and raised funds for local charities and community projects, such as Dumfries and Galloway Blood Bikes, Castle Loch Community Trust and Dumfries and Galloway Health Board Endowment Fund and encourages and supports its employees with fundraising. Since 2016, the company has donated over £110,000 to various causes.

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