Allotment to bloom with Russells’ support

An allotment space in Burton, which grows fresh produce for those in need, has become the latest organisation to benefit from Russell Roof Tiles’ community fund.

Nearly 30 volunteers at Mona C Allotments, based on Belvedere Road, have been donating the vegetables and fruit grown as well as fresh eggs produced form the six chickens on site, to low-income families, food banks and pensioners for over three years.

Now, with a £500 charitable boost from Burton-based roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles, Mona C Allotments will be able to improve facilities and grow even more produce to meet further demand of local families.

The donation from Russell Roof Tiles, which employs 100 staff at its two sites on Wetmore Lane and Nicholson Way, is part of the team’s ongoing fundraising efforts which has seen various community organisations benefit over the past few months.

Volunteer, Brian Galvin at Mona C Allotments said: “Every volunteer at the allotment grows produce as a hobby in their spare time and it’s great that we are able to help those in need.

“The contribution from Russell Roof Tiles is fantastic and will go a long way in helping us grow much-needed food to those in need. Russell Roof Tiles has also donated used wooden pallets which will help us build raised beds for the plants in the future.”

Earlier this year, Russell Roof Tiles announced the launch of its Community Fund – a fundraising pot which the manufacturer contributes to through fundraisers and then chooses local community organisations to share the monies raised.

Andrew Hayward, Managing Director at Russell Roof Tiles said: “The staff have been working hard this year, to raise vital funds for charities and the local community and I am delighted that our latest efforts will see Mona C Allotment benefit.

“The volunteers are incredible in that they give up their free time, going door to door to provide food to those who need it most and I’m glad our donation will help contribute to their ongoing work.”