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Nigel’s an everyday hero

We’ve teamed up with Plumb and Parts Center to appeal for your stories of Everyday Heroes – in other words, how your work as a registered gas engineer – or that of a colleague – has made a real contribution to gas safety and people’s lives.

Nigel Pitcher of Swaffham, Norfolk, who receives this month’s reward of £100 trade credit from Plumb and Parts Center, has written movingly of how his work takes him into the living quarters of military personnel in the East of England.

In Nigel’s opinion, the term hero applies not only to people in the armed forces, but also the wives and husbands who support them.

Occasionally, he finds himself in the home of someone who has recently lost a loved one, and it goes without saying that in difficult times a broken-down heating system is the last thing anyone needs.

Nigel, who has 20 years’ experience as a gas engineer, explains: “It’s such a good feeling going home knowing that you may have helped in a little way. Especially when it’s winter, you know their partner is away in a war zone, and you’re able to fix the boiler and get it up and running again.”

Whatever your story is, please do share it with us: send us a brief description, plus your name, registration number and contact details and a photo if you have taken one. Every month, we’ll pick a winner and you’ll be able to read about it in Registered Gas Engineer – as well as earning yourself £100 trade credit with Plumb and Parts Center.

• Email your entries to heroes@

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