Installers from the Heat for Good initiative have banded together to provide a completely new heating system for an amateur rugby league club in Bradford.

Clayton Rugby League Football Club received a substantial free makeover to its clubhouse last weekend, care of a 'Community Kindness' initiative sponsored by Viessmann and organised by the Pulse 1 and Pulse 2 radio stations.

Eleven installers gave up their time for free to fit a Viessmann Vitodens 100-W combi boiler, with radiators from Barlo, pump from Grundfos, press fittings from M-Press, copper pipe from Plumbase, and a low loss header from Spirotech.

Heat for Good is an open membership charity install programme, comprising heating industry suppliers and installers, and administered by Viessmann on behalf of all parties. Its last project was at Let’s Play, a charity providing after-school and holiday activities for over 100 disabled children in Oxfordshire.

Clayton Rugby League Club was founded in 1947 and has occupied the clubhouse since 2000. The club currently fields one open age adult team and seven junior teams, as well as two snooker and two billiards teams.

“This makeover of our clubhouse will give it a completely new lease of life, it will really put us on the map. We’re hoping to increase our membership and encourage more youngsters to join the club and take up rugby league. We can’t say thank you enough to Heat for Good, Viessmann and Pulse Radio,” said David Pickthall, Steward of the club.

The Heat for Good installers at Clayton Rugby League Club were:

  • Peter Booth – GV Booth Plumbing & Heating
  • Andy Brown – ACE Gas & Heating Services
  • Lee Brown – Peak Heating
  • Marcus Bull – MB Plumbing & Heating
  • Ian Forbes – Ian Forbes Heating & Plumbing
  • Clive O’Malley – O’Malley Plumbing & Heating
  • Ben Smailes – P&R Heating
  • Damien Rose – DTR Gas & Heating
  • Will Scholfield – NBH
  • Richard Watt – RAW Heating & Plumbing
  • Jerome Williams – J Williams Plumbing & Heating

Darren McMahon, Marketing Director at Viessmann, said: “There is no doubt that the Clayton Rugby League Club makeover will significantly impact the local community and absolutely everyone involved should be proud of what has been achieved to turn the clubhouse into one that is now comfortable, safe and fit for purpose. The old heating system was in dire need of replacement; it’s something that clubs like Clayton struggle to fund without some help.

"Viessmann has a strong connection to the West Yorkshire area and we are very grateful to our industry friends for donating products, and of course, to the real stars, the installers, who came from as far afield as Brighton and Loughborough.”