Generous heating engineers help out Banbury children’s charity

An industry collective, including eight heating engineers from around the UK, has provided a heating system to the Lets Plays childrens centre. Photo: Viessmann NNL-181202-105917001
An industry collective, including eight heating engineers from around the UK, has provided a heating system to the Lets Plays childrens centre. Photo: Viessmann NNL-181202-105917001

A Banbury charity providing out-of-school activities for disabled children was able to move into its new home thanks to a generous group of plumbers.

Let’s Play Project moved into its new site in Twyford last week with no break in its services, previously held at St Mary’s School in Banbury.

Members of the Heat for Good team celebrate the arrival of LPG storage cylinders care of Ian Digby, specifier sales manager at Calor Gas (far left). Photo: Viessmann NNL-181202-105943001

Members of the Heat for Good team celebrate the arrival of LPG storage cylinders care of Ian Digby, specifier sales manager at Calor Gas (far left). Photo: Viessmann NNL-181202-105943001

German heating manufacturers Viessmann came to the group’s aid by providing a new boiler system worth £1,500 and arranging for eight traders to install it, through its Heat For Good scheme.

Plumbers and heating specialists from across the country spent two Saturdays making Let’s Play’s new base on Orchards View warm, with Banbury Heating Supplies supplying various parts.

Let’s Play manager Deb Kerrison said: “Our building had no heating in place at all so there was no option to ‘make do’.

“Without Viessmann and Heat for Good’s help, the heating investment would have been huge and eaten into precious funds, which we can now put towards new sensory equipment.

Kevin Bates of Witney Heating Services fitting donated Warmastyle radiators from QRL Radiator Group at the Lets Play disabled childrens centre. Photo: Viessmann NNL-181202-105955001

Kevin Bates of Witney Heating Services fitting donated Warmastyle radiators from QRL Radiator Group at the Lets Play disabled childrens centre. Photo: Viessmann NNL-181202-105955001

“The work of the team has been nothing short of a miracle.”

Viessmann marketing manager Darren McMahon said they were more than happy to supply a free, top-of-the-range boiler and gas supply.

“The real stars are the installers, who came from as far as Brighton and Lincolnshire over two weekends at their busiest time of year, and we’d like to thank them for their support, including local installer Kevin Bates from Witney Heating Services,” he said.

“With one of the most advanced gas boilers on the market in the Vitodens 200-W and an efficiently designed system installed to best practice guidelines, Let’s Play can be sure of very efficient, reliable heating with the lowest possible running costs.

Installer Andy Brown explains the controls of the Viessmann Vitodens 200-W to Sammy Bates from Let's Play. Photo: Viessmann NNL-181202-105931001

Installer Andy Brown explains the controls of the Viessmann Vitodens 200-W to Sammy Bates from Let's Play. Photo: Viessmann NNL-181202-105931001

“On behalf of all the suppliers and installers involved, we wish the charity, the children and their families a happy and comfortable future in their new home.”