Viessmann and the Heat for Good team delivers West Yorkshire rugby club makeover
16th April 2019

The Heat for Good collective, including 11 heating engineers from around the UK, has installed a free heating system to the Clayton Rugby League Club in Bradford, West Yorkshire

Clayton Rugby League Football Club, an amateur rugby league club in Bradford, West Yorkshire, received a substantial free makeover to its clubhouse last weekend (April 13th 2019), care of a “Community Kindness” initiative sponsored by Viessmann and organised by the Pulse 1 and Pulse 2 radio stations. At the heart of the renovation is a completely new heating system, supplied and installed by the Heat for Good heating industry collective.

Eleven installers gave up their time for free to fit a Viessmann Vitodens 100-W combi boiler, with radiators from Barlo, pump from Grundfoss, press fittings from M-Press, copper pipe from Plumbase and a low loss header from Spirotech. In addition to the heating system upgrade, volunteer tradespeople from around the region, as well as an army of local residents and rugby club members, have pulled together under the “Community Kindness” project to provide new roof and toilets as well as painting and decorating, industrial cleaning, asbestos consultancy and skip hire.

Darren McMahon, marketing director at Viessmann, which is official heating partner to nearby Huddersfield Town FC said: “There is no doubt that the Clayton Rugby League Club makeover will significantly impact the local community and absolutely everyone involved should be proud of what has been achieved to turn the clubhouse into one that is now comfortable, safe and fit for purpose. The old heating system was in dire need of replacement; it’s something that clubs like Clayton struggle to fund without some help. Viessmann has a strong connection to the West Yorkshire area and we are very grateful to our industry friends for donating products, and of course, to the real stars, the installers, who came from as far afield as Brighton and Loughborough.”

Heat for Good is an open membership charity install programme, comprising heating industry suppliers and installers, and administered by Viessmann on behalf of all parties. Its last project was at Let’s Play, a charity providing after-school and holiday activities for over 100 disabled children in Oxfordshire.

Clayton Rugby League Club was founded in 1947 and has occupied the clubhouse since 2000. The club currently fields one open age adult team and seven junior teams, as well as two snooker and two billiards teams.

“This makeover of our clubhouse will give it a completely new lease of life, it will really put us on the map. We’re hoping to increase our membership and encourage more youngsters to join the club and take up rugby league. We can’t say thank you enough to Heat for Good, Viessmann and Pulse radio,” said David Pickthall, steward of the club.

The Heat for Good installers at Clayton Rugby League Club were:

  • Peter Booth of GV Booth Plumbing & Heating
  • Andy Brown of ACE Gas & Heating Services
  • Lee Brown of Peak Heating
  • Marcus Bull of MB Plumbing & Heating
  • Ian Forbes of Ian Forbes Heating & Plumbing
  • Clive O’Malley of O’Malley Plumbing & Heating
  • Ben Smailes of P&R Heating
  • Damien Rose of DTR Gas & Heating
  • Will Scholfield of NBH
  • Richard Watt of RAW Heating & Plumbing
  • Jerome Williams of J Williams Plumbing & Heating

Image – The Heat for Good collective, including 11 heating engineers from around the UK, has installed a free heating system to the Clayton Rugby League Club in Bradford, West Yorkshire. (Also pictured is Viessmann marketing director, Darren McMahon).

Image – Lee Brown of Huddersfield-based Peak Heating was instrumental in co-ordinating the install and securing donations of parts.

Image – Installer Andy Brown prepares the Vitodens 100-W combi boiler. Andy has been part of every Heat for Good project.

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