Tradespeople across the UK volunteer their time and skills to help others, while also benefitting themselves – this is the message of a new video to mark Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June).
Bradford, UK – Created by heating systems manufacturer Viessmann the heart-warming 3 minute film showcases the charitable efforts of a number of skilled heating engineers who give up their time for free on evenings and weekends, sometimes travelling long distances, to work on community projects. In the video, they are interviewed while installing a new heating system at Clayton Rugby League Football Club in Bradford, West Yorkshire. This was part of a wider ‘Community Kindness’ renovation initiative sponsored by Viessmann and organised by the Pulse 1 and Pulse 2 radio stations.
“Many tradespeople are self-employed and work alone,” said Darren McMahon, marketing director at Viessmann. “When they come together to volunteer like this, they get to be part of a close-knit team and have fun, as well as working hard and doing a lot of good for a local community. It’s a side of the trade that many people may not know about.
“If you want to give something back by doing something you’re good at, with like-minded people, then volunteering is well worth considering. Many people are put off by what they have to give up to volunteer, such as their time. The truth is that you get much more out of it, so I’d urge people not to let such concerns put them off from getting involved” concludes McMahon.
Viessmann administers the Heat for Good initiative, which uses the resources of heating industry suppliers and installers as a force for good, providing new heating and hot water systems to small charities and community enterprises.
Here is a link to the video: https://youtu.be/IOUNm5_vVqw
Image – The Heat for Good installation team pictured at Clayton Rugby League Football Club.
Image – Lee Brown of Peak Heating wheeling away an old, inefficient boiler at Clayton Rugbly League Football Club.
Image – Ian Forbes has been part of every Heat for Good installation. In the video, he recalls a project at Let’s Play, a charity for disabled children, which meant a lot to him as he has a disabled daughter.
Image – Installer Andy Brown prepares a Vitodens 100-W combi boiler. Andy has been part of every Heat for Good project.
About Viessmann Ltd.
Viessmann develops seamless and integrated climate solutions for the entire living space, providing people with the optimum room temperature, hot water and electricity, as well as good air quality. Through digital platforms and services, Viessmann connects products and systems, ensuring the most efficient energy sources are employed. Wherever technically possible, Viessmann promotes the use of renewable sources, in all other cases fossil fuels are used to maximum efficiency. Founded in 1917, the German family-owned company attaches particular importance to responsible and long-term action. The company vision: “Creating the living space for the generations of tomorrow” is the responsibility of the 12,000-strong Viessmann family worldwide.