The boiler donated by Ideal Boilers.

Ideal gift for families in crisis

Published:  17 March, 2014

Ideal Boilers has donated to a charity dealing with families in crisis.

The SMILE Foundation supports more than 25 small charities in Hull, including dementia charity Butterfly’s Memory Loss Support Group and children’s charities Sunshine House and Special Smiles.

One of the charities it works with closely is called the Hull Families Project, which offers families advice and services on a wide range of matters from financial problems to relationship issues.

The Project recently received local support to refurbish its building, but soon after the refurbishment the boiler broke down and couldn’t be repaired. The SMILE Foundation found a local installer who offered to donate his time free of charge – a boiler was all that was needed. When Ideal heard about the situation, it donated a high-spec Logic Combi 26 boiler.

Andrew Barber, SMILE Foundation’s charity manager, had contacted Ideal after working with the company on a previous project for a hospice in Hull. “I was so pleased that Ideal was happy to help out with a new boiler for the charity,” he said. “It has proved to be a perfect boiler and the Project is very grateful for all the support.”

Carrie Young, Ideal’s head of marketing, added: “The charity had done a lot of work to refurbish its building, but without the boiler it would have been unusable. The Hull Families Project is a very worthy cause and we were delighted to help.”

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