How it all began…
Starting out as a light-hearted joke in a board meeting with the banter continuing after a few drinks has now grown into such a huge celebration for the roofing industry.
With only around twenty participants in the first year, each year has seen the event grow as word has spread throughout the industry fuelling friendly competition between colleagues, suppliers and customers leading to more money being raised for our two fantastic charities. Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and Macmillan Cancer Support. Roofing Racers have provided tremendous support for these two charities over the years, with over £420,000 having been raised since it first began.
A record number of competitors took part in the 2015 event – 136 in total, comprising of 55 individuals and 27 others in teams – from across the Roofing, Building Plastics and Window industries.
Andrew Wakelin Managing Director, SIG UK Exteriors comments “This year saw such amazing efforts from our Roofing Racers . We were thrilled to be joined by first timers giving it their all and to see competitors that join us year after year, striving to beat their personal best and doing so! Every year we see the Roofing Racers team grow, resulting in continued support for Great Ormond Street and Macmillan Cancer Support and thanks to those individual efforts, they will continue to benefit enormously.”
He adds, “as well as being able to raise significant sums for charity, the whole event sees camaraderie in spades and every team member proud to fly the flag for the Roofing, Building Plastics and Windows industry.”