Employing 100 people at two sites on Nicolson Way and Wetmore Lane in Burton, the roof tile manufacturer has donated £500 from its Community Fund to support the local animal home, who receives no state or lottery aid.
Andrew Hayward Managing Director of Russell Roof Tiles who has a rescue dog Cush said: “Hillfield’s work is invaluable in helping improve the lives of animals and pets that have suffered from cruelty or neglect. Many of us have our own pets so this festive season it seemed appropriate to support the essential work Hillfield delivers.”
Hillfield Animal Home accepts hundreds of animals through its doors every year – with many pets abandoned or mistreated and others whose owners may have passed away. It is an independently funded animal re-homing centre that depends on generous donations and fund-raising activities. On average, over 500 animals are re-homed from this centre each year.
Susie O’Neil, Public Engagement Manager commented: “We’re delighted to have been chosen by Russell Roof Tiles and thank everyone for their support.”
Russell Roof Tiles’ Community Fund was launched in 2018, the donates to a number of local charities and groups, who receive a share to support the great work they are doing in the local area. Some of the organisations to benefit include Staffordshire. Shropshire. Cheshire Blood Bikes and Mona Allotments in Burton.
Russell Roof Tiles staff have seen huge results in their various charity drives this year, backed by the company. The business offers a match-funding scheme for staff called “Pitching for Pennies” which match-funds money raised for charity.
These include Operations Director, Bruce Laidlaw’s 1.5k swimathon and HR Manager, Nikki Rowbotham’s sugar free month who raised whopping £1000 in total to Cancer Research UK.
Five employees in Russell Roof Tiles’ customer services team travelled to Skegness in September for the ‘Great British Beach Clean Up’ and raised over £2000.