Stelrad Radiators has announced it is supporting the Warriors of Warmth group, who recently started a charity project to transform a large shop unit into a centre for people with special needs to make items and sell them through the shop – called Kreate.
The heating system in the building had to be stripped out and the charity knew it had to replace it for it to serve the purpose it was intended – providing adequate heating and hot water for the new centre.
“We were asked by Andy Cam at Warriors of Warmth if we could support their activities on this project,” said marketing communications manager at Stelrad, Sarah Baker. “We have helped out with a couple of projects for them in the past and this seemed like a really worthwhile one to be involved with, so we were pleased to be able to offer the Compacts to Andy and his team.”
Warriors of Warmth have built up an impressive team of installers from around the country, willing to give their time for free and in addition, they bring a minibus full of plumbing and heating apprentices with them, for hands on work experience.
Andy Cam, a member of The Warriors of Warmth group, said: “The big thing for these projects is equipment donation – we can find installers willing to do their bit – we put out pleas for support via social media and usually get a really good response – but we need the equipment to install and that is where the kindness and generosity of people like the team at Stelrad is vital to allow us to do this work.”
Stelrad’s Sarah Baker said: “Whilst the provision of radiators for the project is our main involvement, we support Warriors of Warmth for the wider benefits of what they do.
“We applaud the involvement of apprentices on the projects, giving them hands on opportunities to get really involved in an installation – working alongside qualified and experienced installers like Andy and Jonathan.”