Putting the heat into heart of our community, Plumbing students help local charity
Last weekend Plumbing students Ryan Jackson, Danny Ward, Thomas Stone, Kian Lee-Howe, Sam Hardy, Ellie Hensby and Jon Bushell helped local charity Warriors of Warmth, a charity founded by lecturer Jonathon Hallam, to help install a heating system at Loundsley Green Community Centre in Chesterfield.
Jonathon explains, “We chose this project because it does so much for the community, it caters for all ages, from baby groups, to helping the unemployed, to old age pensioner activity groups. It is also a local food bank.”
The existing heating system is inefficient, costing the community centre significant amounts in heating bills ever year, so the WoW install will help Loundsley Green Community Centre reduce the amount it needs to pay to keep heating and hot water running throughout the facility. It is hoped that the money saved will help support the community centre to continue provide its vital services for the local community.
Each student escorted an experienced installer for the day, all installed a radiator, learned how to lift floorboards, prepared and made basic pipe connections and also received training from several manufacturers regarding life as a trades operative and the products used in the industry.