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Master minds raise £7,500 for charity

by Matt Downs

Russell Roof Tiles’ annual Big Quiz returned to Burton recently, raising an impressive £7,500 for local charities and community causes.

Forty 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, an auction and a raffle at Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium.

The team ‘Three Weegies and a Monkey Hanger’ took home the much-sought-after champion trophy after winning an impressive 68 points. The team included Russell Roof Tiles’ Regional Sales Director Alan Young; Area Sales Manager Scott Summers; Technical Sales Manager Mick Robinson; and Sales Executive Gordon McKinnon.

Generous guests also bid hundreds of pounds on items including a holiday in Spain, spa vouchers and a special evening at Restaurant Sat Bains. One lucky winner took home two concert tickets to Elton John’s farewell tour and a night’s stay at a luxurious apartment after bidding £1,000, while another bidder placed a £1,000 bid on four VIP tickets to the Grand National.

The event is hosted each year by Russell Roof Tiles, which employs 150 people at its two sites in Burton and a further site in Lochmaben, as part of its ongoing dedication to raising money for local charities and communities.

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

Andrew says: “The third year of our Big Quiz was an excellent success, beating last year’s total by an impressive £1,000. The money raised will be pivotal in supporting charities within our community, which make a real difference to people’s lives.

“I would like to thank everyone that attended and helped us raise the fantastic money for charity as well as Burton Albion Football Club, who provided us with the Pirelli Suite to host the event.”

Russell Roof Tiles is an independent pitched roof tile manufacturer providing products for leading UK housebuilders and high-profile social housing and commercial projects, where sustainability and eco-credentials are of the utmost priority.


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