Roof tile manufacturer takes fundraising efforts to new heights

Ian Jones

A seven-strong team from Russell Roof Tiles recently embarked on a 10,000 ft tandem charity skydive.

The manufacturer is raising money this year as part of its Give4Good community programme, which aims to raise cash for 10 charities and good causes locally including Veterans Garden Dumfries, D&G Canine Rescue, The First Base Agency, Lockerbie Wildlife Trust, and Moffat Mountain Rescue Team – all of which were nominated by the staff.

Ian Jones, Liam Cameron, Adam Clark, Robert Thomsen, Aaron Dowling, Riley Irving and Rafal Ptak made a 360-mile round trip to Tilstock Airfield in Shropshire, ready to take the jump.

MD Andrew Hayward said, “We are so proud of the team for taking on the challenge, putting in the time and effort all while fundraising for our selected charities. We believe in going above and beyond, not only in our business but also in our efforts to support our community and it was fantastic to see our Lochmaben team getting involved.”

After taking the 10,000 ft jump, the team touched down one by one and celebrated not only their personal triumph but also the £4,000 total they raised.

Ian Jones, works manager at Russell Roof Tiles, added, “The skydive was incredible, and the consensus from everyone who jumped was that it was a totally amazing feeling. We’d do it all again in a heartbeat, not only was it a once in a lifetime experience but we’re really proud to have raised £4,000 towards our Give4Good initiative.”

The roof tile manufacturer has raised £42,000 this year, surpassing its initial £40,000 target, with more events still to come.