Staff at a roofing supplier can once again indulge in mince pies and Christmas treats after they shed the pounds for local charities.

Ten employees at Russell Roof Tiles set a goal at the start of November to lose 100lbs between them.

After seven weeks of hard work, the results are in and an impressive 111lbs have been lost between the group, with the biggest loser, Sales Executive for the North West, Gordon McKinnon, losing a fantastic 15 lbs.

During the challenge, Russell Roof Tiles held regular weigh-ins to ensure the loss was sensible and controlled.

The money raised through the challenge’s sponsorship will contribute to Russell Roof Tiles’ Community Fund - a communal pot where a number of local charities and groups receive a share to support the work they are doing in the local area.

Some of the organisations to benefit include Dumfries and Galloway Blood Bikes, Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire Blood Bikes and Mona Allotments in Burton.

Andrew Hayward, Managing Director at Russell Roof Tiles, said: “This challenge has been our final push for 2018 to raise as much as we can for our Community Fund.

“I’m impressed by the hard work of our employees and the money they have been able to raise.

“We are incredibly proud to be able to support our local charities and raise much-needed funds, which goes a long way in providing vital funds in the community.’’