Giving something back
Through our employees, customers, installation partners and suppliers, Viessmann has a UK-wide network of individuals who are keen to use their skills to give something back. This is in addition to corporate-level charitable and community initiatives driven both by our UK team in Telford and our global headquarters in Allendorf, Germany. The need for heat and hot water is a basic one, and to help out, we do our best to identify and support projects and fundraising activities where we can make the difference.
From cake sales to our Heroes of Heat initiative, here are some of our stories…
Endangered tigers prefer underfloor heating!
As they face their first winter in their new home, 11 rare tigers at Lincolnshire Wildlife Park’s new Bengal Gardens enclosure ignore straw beds for shelves heated by boilers donated by Viessmann.
Keepers at the newly-opened Bengal Gardens at Lincolnshire Wildlife Park have found that their Bengal tigers prefer the underfloor heated shelves in their enclosure to straw and other alternatives provided to make them feel at home.
Viessmann’s “Heroes of Heat” team comes to rescue of Monkey Park social enterprise in Chesterfield
Revamped heating system including free Viessmann boiler and Plumbase parts will see heating bills reduce by 40% and Monkey Park’s diverse users stay warm and cosy for years to come.
Thanks to Viessmann, the heating systems manufacturer, and its “Heroes of Heat” team, the Monkey Park social enterprise in Chesterfield will now be able to keep its community users comfortable year-round. On July 1st and 2nd a new Viessmann Vitodens 100-W boiler will be installed by a team of volunteer plumbers, with pipes, sundries and radiators donated by Plumbase, one of the UK’s leading national plumbers’ merchants and Viessmann’s largest trade partner.
Macmillan Cancer Support
During 2017 staff at Viessmann UK have taken part in events to raise money for Macmillian Cancer Support. So far we have raised £646 with a Macmillan Coffee Morning and Sober October.
On September 29th we held a Macmillian Coffee Morning with a baking challenge. Competition was very high this year with some outstanding cakes. With all the cakes baked, judged and devoured we raised a fabulous £225.
Throughout October one member of staff successfully completed the Sober October challenge, and with the support of colleagues, friends and family went on to raise a sobering £421.
Viessmann’s ‘Heroes of Heat’ transform Wistaston Scout Centre
Industry team comes to the rescue of 35th South West Cheshire Scout Group with free Viessmann boiler, labour and parts.
Viessmann and its Heroes of Heat team of volunteer installers, along with generous industry partners, have installed a complete heating system for free at the new Wistaston Scout Centre, near Crewe in Cheshire.
Dragon Boat Race for Severn Hospice
On the 9th July the Viessmann “Centenaries” took part in the Dragon Boat Festival at Pengwern Boat Club in Shrewsbury. It was a fantastic day out for both participants and spectators as teams of 11 to 17 took to the River Severn in 40ft long Viking Dragon Boats.
The “Centenaries” raised a tremendous £1438.99 and smashed their initial target of £1000 for Severn Hospice.