The nationwide ‘Gas Chat’ tour has come to an end after raising over £50,000 for children’s cancer charity Candlelighters.
The charity raises money to fund services that offer practical and emotional support to children with cancer, and their families, throughout Yorkshire.
Helping to raise these funds is Allen Hart, a registered gas engineer from Guiseley, who provides charity installations in memory of his daughter, Laura Hart, who died at three years old from a rare form of cancer in 2007.
The Gas Chat tour visited 12 properties throughout the year, spanning from Land’s End to John o’ Groats. At each stop, a property received a free Ariston boiler installation in return for a donation to Candlelighters. Local heating engineers and tradespeople who are members of the online ‘Gas Chat’ social media forum volunteered with each installation.
Ariston donated 12 new E-Combi evo boilers to the charity tour, complete with eight-year warranties and Ariston NET controls.
Allen says: “I’d like to thank Ariston for being so generous in donating the boilers and for the company’s ongoing support to Candlelighters. I’d also like to extend my thanks to the local members of the ‘Gas Chat’ forum for giving up their time to participate in each installation.”
Allan Carrick, national technical sales and quality manager for Ariston, was also on site at every stage of the tour, providing technical backup and support to all the engineers.
Allan says: “Seeing so many installers come together from all over the UK to join forces for such a worthy cause was absolutely brilliant. All the engineers that took part were incredibly generous and professional, delivering a series of high-quality boiler installations to be proud of. The amount of hard work that went into this project is testament to the heating industry, and the Gas Chat Tour has left behind a remarkable legacy.”