Nu-Heat fundraisers!

Over the last few months we have been fundraising for a number of different charities and causes – with one being particularly close to all of our hearts, here at Nu-Heat.

Support equipment for Jenny

Nu-Heat Receptionist, Jenny, sadly suffered a stroke in November 2014 and consequently spent a few months in hospital rehabilitating. Jenny has been a warm and energetic part of the Nu-Heat team for over eight years and is one of the most familiar voices to our customers.

We were keen to see Jenny back in the comfort of her own home so set about raising funds to enable the installation of support equipment. And, we’re very happy to report that she is now settled at home where she’ll continue on the road to recovery.

Bath Half Marathon

Bath Half Marathon

Senior Systems Administrator, Nick, who you may remember from Nu-Heat’s charity bike ride, has been raising money for charity once again. This time it was for Diabetes UK, in memory of his much loved Grampy who very sadly and unexpectedly passed away in January 2014. Nick took part in the famous Bath Half and jointly raise over £1000 with his fellow running companions.

“The weather was kind and the streets were lined with well-wishers, which made for a really enjoyable day.”

Well done, Nick. Another great effort and a substantial amount of money raised.

Comic Relief

Red Nose Day

And, we couldn’t see Red Nose Day pass without doing ‘something funny for money’! Staff made donations and wore red for the day – with those that wore anything particularly outlandish donating rather more!

Rewarding over ten years of service!

Just a few of the team that have been with us for over ten years!
Just a few of the team that have been with us for over ten years!

We were pleased to recognise and reward all of our longest-serving members of the Nu-Heat team earlier this week.

Everyone pictured (plus several more!) has been with us for over ten years, with Clare (bottom left) currently in her 17th year at the company!

To celebrate their hard work and continued support, and just to say a big “thank you”, they each received £100 in vouchers and the whole company enjoyed a delicious homemade buffet.

Buffet

We are lucky to have a great team of people at Nu-Heat, with our longest-serving members ranging across departments from roles in the warehouse, finance, account management, design, product development and more.

Congratulations everyone on such a great achievement – here’s to another ten!

Busy fundraisers!

It seems we’re always fundraising at Nu-Heat!  Over the last few months we have raised close to £4000 for various good causes.

A fantastic team effort, in memory of Kate

The Nu-Heat cyclists on the charity ride

Earlier this year, we sadly lost a friend and colleague, Kate, to cancer.

This was a real shock, and spurred Nu-Heat’s keen cyclists to get together, arranging a charity ride in her memory with all proceeds going to CLIC Sargent.

The route chosen was a gruelling 45 miles, from Colyton to Haytor and the team took five hours to reach the finish line, pushing on in 34 degree heat!  They were greeted with cheers at the finish line where a picnic and raffle were also held, all for the charity.

Nick, our Senior Systems Administrator, who organised and participated in the event, said: “We all miss Kate terribly and wanted to do something in her memory.

“It was a fantastic day.  13 riders of mixed abilities started and 13 broken men finished!  We all had to dig deep to keep going.”

The team smashed their original target of £500, raising in excess of £1200 for Kate’s chosen charity, CLIC Sargent.

 

Summer party success!

charity

Each year, Nu-Heat holds a Summer Party for all the team and their families.  It’s always a great event with plenty of food, music, and of course, fundraising.

This summer, the party was held at a great local venue, the Deer Park Hotel in Honiton.  We all enjoyed pizza from the outdoor pizza oven and activities including archery, falconry and a bouncy castle for both children and the big kids!

The raffle was a real hit this year with some fantastic prizes up for grabs, from iPads to CentreParks vouchers, many of which were kindly donated by our suppliers.

In total, the company raised £1585 to be split between CLIC Sargent and Devon Air Ambulance.

 

Nicola jumps out of a plane for Alzheimer’s Society

Nicola jumps out of a plane!

Nicola, one of our Estimators, bravely took to the sky for Alzheimer’s Society.

This is a charity that is close to her heart as Nicola’s Grandad was recently diagnosed with the early stages of the disease, so she felt it was the perfect cause.

Friends, family and colleagues all supported her efforts and Nicola ended up surpassing her fundraising target, raising an impressive £427!

 

If there’s one thing we love, it’s cake (Macmillan Coffee Morning)

Nu-Heat charity bake off

There’s one sure way to raise money in the Nu-Heat office, and that’s by baking plenty of cakes!  Jenny, our receptionist, came across Macmillan’s Coffee Morning and helped to arrange a company-wide bake-off.  There was chocolate cake, cheesecake, more chocolate cake, Emma’s famous key lime pie and many, many others.

By the end of all our munching, we had raised just over £125!