Local Plumbing company doing bit for charity
The Red Van Plumbers are a local plumbing company doing bit for charity and the community. We like to support charities and 2014 saw us participating a number of different events. Many of our staff are at the forefront of developing events, raising funds for charity and generally being out and about. We’d like to thank everyone that took part in any of the events below, we all managed to raise some big bucks for good causes.
We are supporting Radio Christmas. The charity behind Radio Christmas is STREET KIDS DIRECT and the charity guarantees that 100% of all its donations go DIRECTLY to the projects they are supporting in Latin America. Both the charity and Radio Christmas was founded by Duncan Dyason, a youth worker, who has a passion for reaching children and young people on the margins of society. Listen LIVE
Movember – Best Local Mo Bro
Welcome to The Red Van Plumbers Movember Competition partnered with Wild Training. We are searching for the wackiest mustache grown throughout the month of November. For the winner we’re giving away £250 to support your Movember fund raising mission or will donate to a charity of your choice. Also everyone that enters will be given a FREE workout with Wild Training (T&C’s apply).
Macmillan Coffee Morning
It’s Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event, where they ask people across the UK to hold a coffee morning and raise money for people living with cancer. In 2013, 154,000 people signed up raising a record £20 million.
The entire team at Heppelthwaite the Red Van Plumbers and the Evans Group indulged in some decent home made cakes, some of which wouldn’t have been out of place on the Great British bake off. Although it was all pretty tasty it was done for a very charitable reason, the team were all asked to bake a cake (some cakes) and bring them into the office, everyone that then wanted a slice needed to donate. Local businesses, delivery drivers and those that attended meetings here also contributed in supporting the good cause.
Charity Sky Dive (British Heart Foundation)
Pics – https://www.redvanplumbers.co.uk.uk/community-news/red-van-plumber-sky-dive-complete/
We are chucking one of our top employees out of a plane in the hope that it will raise some much needed funds for the British Heart Foundation. Ash, our accountant, has put himself forward as wanting to do something to help. At first we were a little reluctant, he’s a valued member of the team who often brings us all food and keeps everyone fed. However, if the sky dive goes wrong then we’ll just have to get our own food!
Harlington Hospice (Community Fete)
About: Just over 30 years ago Reg and Mary Hopkins had a vision. Their wish was to make the end of life for local people more comfortable and peaceful. They recruited a few volunteers and began a long and arduous journey to establish which now works throughout Hillingdon Borough. That small group initially worked from their homes raising funds and starting with volunteer run services. The organisation grew needing premises, first in Victoria Lane and then a surgery Lansdowne House. Finally the Hospice bought the whole St Peters Way site securing the future.
The Hospice at Home service started in 2003. This provided specialist nursing and care staff to support people and their families in the final weeks and days of life. This care enabled people to have their wish of staying at home for as long as possible.
Over the last 3 years Lansdowne House has been refurbished and extended. Modern and welcoming, this is home to our expanding range of services including Day Care, Counselling and a Lymphoedema Clinic. Increasingly we care for people in their homes. A key part of our approach is working closely with other health care professionals to ensure this service is co-ordinated and personal.
Looking forward, more people want and need the services we provide. We are constantly seeking new ways to increase our facility and are widening our services to support people with a more complex range of long term conditions, including dementia. Harlington Hospice was started by concerned residents and has grown thanks to huge community support.
The Kings Head Cricket Club and TVAP Charity
About: The Kings Head Cricket club are a charity cricket team playing mainly mid week 20 over cricket matches in & around the Marlow area. This year the Kings Head Cricket Club are raising funds for Thames Valley Adventure Playground – http://www.tvap.co.uk/?show_nav_file_id=2097
Based at a 2.5 acre site adjacent to the A4 in Taplow, near Maidenhead, the Playground is open to children and adults with all types of special needs, however, mild or profound, as well as their siblings and parents/carers. Open Tuesday to Saturday all year round, Fridays are reserved for adults with special needs. People visit with families and as individuals, or with groups from schools, play schemes, day centres and residential units.
The Playground is also used by a Youth Club and several local parents support groups. The Playground is an OFSTED-registered day-care facility, run by a voluntary Board of Trustees. On-site care provided by 6 full-time and ten sessional staff, supported by a loyal band of volunteers.
Red Van Plumber Football Team
The Red Van Plumbers have a 6-a-side football team who participate in charity events. The latest competition we took part in was for Macmillan Cancer Support. Over £2,000 was raised for a good cause. We didn’t win the tournament but were all happy to be part of a great cause.