PITCHED roof tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles has embarked on a sponsored weight loss as the firm’s first charity challenge of 2023.
Taking place between January 3 and March 3, the target is to raise £2,000 with a combined 20 stone loss target for 20 members of the team.
The business explained that it wants to focus this year’s weight loss challenge on health and wellbeing, adding that it is keen to support the team in carrying out ‘sensible, controlled, and safe’ weight loss.
The money raised will go towards helping local communities as part of the Russell Roof Tiles Give 4 Good programme, which raised over £55,000 in 2022.
Team members from the firm’s Lockerbie site, head office, customer services, and sales, have pledged £100. If they reach their goal of losing a stone, Russell Roof Tiles donate £100 to the fund, and give the team their cash back.
Andrew Hayward, MD at Russell Roof Tiles, who will be taking part in the weight loss initiative himself, said, “We’re kicking off 2023 and our fundraising efforts off with the return of our weight loss challenge. This is the perfect team challenge to not only support worthy, local causes but also to encourage anyone that’s after shedding a few of those Christmas pounds that may have crept on over the winter.
“We’re excited to continue our charity efforts into the new year, and fundraise through more events that we’re soon to announce, and support our local community even more.”