Christmas lunch for local Senior Citizens

Honiton Community College held their annual Christmas dinner for local Senior Citizens this week.

Due to popular demand the number of attendees increased 20% on last year’s event and looks as if it will increase again for the much anticipated 2014 dinner!

The local college is very much at the heart of the community and received great support for the event not only from the local media but many local companies also, including Nu-Heat.

The raffle raised just over £300 for the two nominated charities – The Royal British Legion and Devon Air Ambulance.
Further details of the event can be found at www.honitoncollege.devon.sch.uk

To make a donation to Devon Air Ambulance visit www.daat.org and for the British legion  www.britishlegion.org.uk

Festive dress up in aid of Alzheimer’s Society

 

Today Nu-Heat staff donned their best festive attire to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Society.

Alzheimer’s Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Thank you to all those that took part and made a valuable contribution.

For more information about Alzheimer’s Society or to make a donation visit

www.alzheimers.org.uk/

Employee Skydive!

 Nu-Heat employees Sarah Dean and Pete Bell took the skies this August to throw themselves out of a perfectly good aeroplane, all in aid of Bowel Cancer UK.

The pair jumped from 15,000 ft. and ‘enjoyed’ a full 60 seconds of free-fall at 120mph before settling into a ‘relaxing’ parachute ride back to the ground!

“The skydive was amazing; I would do it again now if I could!” says Sarah. 

“A huge thank you to those that kindly sponsored us; we really appreciate your generosity.” says Peter.

Sarah and Pete raised a fantastic £1,800 for Bowel Cancer UK.

Bowel Cancer UK aims to save lives and improve the quality of life for all those affected by bowel cancer.

 

For more information or if you would like to make a donation, please visit Bowel Cancer UK.

BBC DIY SOS and Children in Need – The Spinney

 

Nu-Heat recently joined forces with the BBC DIY SOS team and Children in Need for the design, supply and install of warm water underfloor heating for the ‘Big Build’ of The Spinney for Little Miracles, Peterborough.

Little Miracles is a parent led centre, support group and charity for children with additional needs, disabilities and life limiting conditions.  The centre runs a non-exclusion policy and many of the children that use Little Miracles have been turned away by other services that could not cater to their needs.

The charity, which originally worked out of a small semi-industrial space, was required to vacate the premises and move to a new site where a 1970s concrete prefab stood.  The prefab, which contained asbestos, was rundown and not fit for purpose needed to be completely demolished and an entirely new timber frame structure erected to create the centre.

 

The ambitious ‘Big Build’ of The Spinney is the biggest to be undertaken by the BAFTA nominated DIY SOS team to date, who worked with the local community, trades and UK wide companies to fulfil and achieve the project.

The underfloor heating system supplied comprised 1,925 metres of 14mm tubing (the equivalent length of 13,848 felt tip pens!) laid in diffuser panels with Knauf Brio board overlaid to provide a floating floor solution with excellent sound deadening properties.

Nu-Heat worked with a number of other trades and the DIY SOS team on site at The Spinney to ensure that the full underfloor heating system installation ran smoothly and met the strict timescales of the fast paced build.

“We are extremely proud to have been a part of Children in Need this year and the build of The Spinney which will allow many of the families in Peterborough to spend and enjoy precious time with their wonderful children in a warm, engaging and fun environment,” say Adrian Troop, Nu-Heat Sales & Marketing Director.

Presented by Nick Knowles, the nine day site transformation was shown over an hour long one off special on BBC1 8pm Wednesday 13th November and can be viewed on iPlayer.

 

For more information on Little Miracles visit www.littlemiraclespeterborough.org.uk