Russell Roof Tiles’ SUP team raise over £3000 for Mind


Russell Roof Tiles charity SUP paddleboard team (stand up paddleboard) raised £3315.00 for mental health charity Mind after completing a 210-mile challenge.

The SUP team was supported and trained by local expert, Dawn Smitten, instructor and owner of Burton Upon SUP.

A team of eight, paddled the distance between March and June 2022. The team included three complete beginners, and was made up of staff, or partners of staff, at the roofing firm. The team broke their £2,000 target.

The team paddled the waterways, River Trent to raise money for Burton & District Mind which provides a range of high-quality counselling services, supported by mindfulness, eco-therapy, workplace health, peer support and employability & tenancy services.

Russell Roof Tiles has an ambitious target to raise a £50,000 for good causes, with a project called Give 4 Good.

The challenge was the brainchild of its managing director’s wife at Russell Roof Tiles, Coral Hayward, she commented: “Having suffered with my own mental health issues, I learned to “SUP” with Burton-Upon-SUP 12 months ago to continue mindfulness, supporting this charity has meant a lot to me personally.

“So, from an idea eight months ago to achieving a 210-mile charity paddle is an incredible achievement for me and the Team, not forgetting three of our paddlers who had never tried it 12 weeks ago.

“Knowing we will help Mind deliver 150 holistic therapy sessions with our Russell Roof Tile donation has been a humbling experience and one our local community will benefit from.

“The statistics prove more funding is needed and I sincerely hope the work our Give 4 Good initiative is doing makes a difference to those that need help and support.”

>>Read more about Russell Roof Tiles here.