Dancing on the Russell Roof Tiles

Published:  20 March, 2017

Russell Roof Tiles raised £3,000 at its first Strictly Come Dancing-style live ballroom dancing competition, Dancing on the Tiles.

Nine couples from Russell Roof Tiles sites in Burton on Trent and Lochmaben participated in the event at Brewhouse Arts Centre in Burton. The couples each performed two dances in front of an audience of nearly 250 colleagues, friends and family.

The judging panel included Tony Burke, managing director of Avonside, and his wife Rita Burke. They were assisted by Andrew Griffiths, MP for Burton, and his Royal Ballet trained wife Kate Griffiths.

The event raised money for Russell’s nominated charities for 2017; Shropshire & Staffordshire Blood Bikes and Dumfries and Galloway Blood Bikes – volunteer-led charities that provide a service transporting lifesaving medical supplies to NHS Foundations.

Andrew Hayward, managing director of Russell Roof Tiles, said: “It was fantastic event – all for a good cause and everyone got into the spirit of the event. The nine couples have been practicing since Christmas, so they all took it very seriously.”

Mr Hayward and his wife were the winners on the night – winning the coveted Glitterball Trophy, which was created specifically for the event.

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