We’re pleased to support CRASH

Nu-Heat is pleased to be supporting CRASH as our chosen charity for 2016. Last year, we donated over £1400 for the Prince’s Trust through our annual Summer Party raffle – a target we’re hoping to smash this September!

Why CRASH?

CRASH is a unique charity in the property and construction sector. It was founded in order to help homeless people and hospices by improving the buildings they need and use. This is done through offering skilled expertise, sourcing building materials, providing technical knowledge and cash grants.

Over the last 10 years the charity has donated a staggering £4 million to projects as gifts in kind through materials and professional services such as Engineers, Designers and Architects.

As a company involved in the same sector, and having been involved in projects such as DIY SOS in the past, CRASH is a perfect fit for Nu-Heat.

An example of CRASH’s work

CRASH worked with St Michael’s Hospice to help reconstruct the building after it was extensively damaged in an arson attack last July. The 28 bed hospice had been providing care for adults with life-limiting illness since 1987 and the fire not only had a devastating effect on the building, but also on the staff and patients working and staying there at the time.

CRASH awarded St Michael’s Hospice with a cash grant of £30,000 towards getting the building back up and running.

After the arson attack
After the arson attack
Work achieved with the help of CRASH
Work achieved with the help of CRASH

In the last year CRASH has also helped 48 homeless projects to improve and develop the buildings they need to offer their services, including emergency night shelters, hostels, day centres and ‘move-on’ accommodation.

For more information about CRASH, visit www.crash.org.uk

Supporting charities

Thank you for your feedback – Market Research

We recently commissioned a comprehensive market research project to help us better understand what our customers and non-customers want and need from an underfloor heating company, and specifically from Nu-Heat.

Over 250 people were interviewed, including homeowners, installers, architects and builders, with each interviewee able to nominate a charity for Nu-Heat to donate to. In total, £775.00 has been raised for Cancer Research and £325.00 for Save the Children.

Thank you to everyone who completed the interviews, your feedback is critical to Nu-Heat. The findings will help us to deliver excellence in products and our customer service experience.

 

Prince’s Trust – Get into Construction

Get into Construction

The Prince’s Trust supports 13 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed and those struggling at school and at risk of exclusion. Many of the young people helped by The Trust are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or have been in trouble with the law.

Working with construction industry leaders the Prince’s Trust has addressed the skills shortage currently faced by the industry and has developed ‘Get into Construction‘ – a two to four week work experience programme for young people aged 18-25.

With a strong link to our industry, Nu-Heat has chosen to support the Prince’s Trust programme and we hope that our final donation total of £1448.83, raised from our annual Summer Party raffle, will go some way to adding value to the lives of the young and vulnerable adults enrolled onto the Get into Construction programme.

We would like to say a big thank you to our fantastic suppliers and contacts for the wonderful prizes donated for the raffle. You have helped us reach a fantastic donation total.

A “summer” of fundraising & a sad farewell

It’s been a successful couple of months of fundraising at Nu-Heat, with various challenges and activities completed.

Skydive

Chris skydive

Chris Poole, Assistant Distribution Manager, completed a Skydive in aid of CLIC Sargent, and raised a total of £420.

“It was an amazing experience and I would quite happily do it all again! Weirdly, I wasn’t nervous at all, I just really enjoyed the whole thing – from going up in the plane to jumping out and landing.”

Race for Life

Warehouse Operative, Shirley, took part in Race for Life on 26th July. She completed the 5k course in thirty minutes and raised £150 for Cancer Research UK.

“I was really up for this run, even though it was pouring with rain! I try to think of the charity as I’m running the course, and how the money being raised will help support those with cancer.”

Nu-Heat mufti

A dress down day was held at the Nu-Heat office to raise money for Stroke Association, a charity we continue to support.

Goodbye, Clare

Clare

Clare Piper, Finance Manager, recently left the company after working with Nu‑Heat for nearly 18 years.

“Clare has a vast depth and breadth of knowledge of the business and excellent skills with credit control. But, it’s her resilience, grace under pressure, sense of humour and absolute commitment to get the job done that I will personally miss”, says Ian Jeacock, Finance Director.

All the best, Clare!