Apprentice heating engineer Laura Cartwright working on a radiator

Stelrad adds warmth to charity installation

Stelrad Radiators has donated compact radiators to a charitable project in Sheffield, carried out by the Warriors of Warmth. The group of installers, led by local installer Andy Cam and Nottinghamshire installer Jonathan Hallam, recently transformed a large shop unit and accommodation over it into a centre for people with special needs, where they can make items and sell them through the shop.

Warriors of Warmth have built up a team of installers from around the country who give their time free and they also bring a minibus full of plumbing and heating apprentices with them, for hands-on work experience.

This time, apprentices came mostly from West Nottinghamshire College, near Mansfield. More than a dozen turned out to help complete the project, one of whom was Laura Cartwright (pictured), a 36-year-old single mum and career-switcher.

“While the provision of radiators for the project is our main involvement, we support Warriors of Warmth for the wider benefits of what they do,” says Stelrad’s marketing communications manager Sarah Baker. “We applaud the involvement of apprentices on the projects, giving them hands-on opportunities to get really involved in an installation, working alongside qualified and experienced installers like Andy and Jonathan.

“Their daily activity at their colleges is key but nothing beats actually getting out there working in the real world with installers who have been working at the sharp end of the heating industry for many years.”

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