Roof tile manufacturer’s “Big Quiz” raises £7,500 for local charities

Russel Roof Tiles Charity Quiz Night. Winning Team Members, Alan Young,Scott Summers, Mick Robinson, Gordon McKinnon

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

40 teams of four, which included customers, friends, family, staff and suppliers from across the UK, joined the Burton-based roof tile manufacturer for an evening of competitive quizzing, a nail-biting auction and an exciting raffle at Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium.

It was the team, Three Weegies and a Monkey Hanger, that eventually took home the much-sought after champion trophy.

Contributing to the £7,500 total, 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 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 96 people at its two sites based on Nicolson Way and Wetmore Lane in Burton. 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 said: “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.”