Ariston is supporting children’s cancer charity Candlelighters by embarking on a nationwide tour. Taking place throughout 2017, the ‘Gas Chat’ tour will be calling at 12 properties from Land’s End to John O’Groats, with the aim of raising £25,000 for the charity. The first installation took place at a property in St. Columb Major, Cornwall on 28 January 2017.

Candlelighters raises over £1 million every year to fund a number of services that offer practical and emotional support to children with cancer throughout Yorkshire.

One volunteer helping to raise these funds is Allen Hart, a registered gas engineer from Guiseley, who has been offering free boiler installs and servicing for customers in return for a donation to the charity. Mr Hart began providing charity installations in memory of his daughter, Laura Hart, who sadly lost her battle with a rare form of cancer in 2007.

In order to be able to complete each charity install, Mr Hart relies on boiler and parts donations from manufacturers, plus local installers giving their time for free. For the Gas Chat tour, Ariston has donated 14 new E-Combi evo boilers to the charity, complete with eight-year warranties and Ariston NET controls, to be installed at a series of homes nationwide.

Each stop of the tour will see local heating engineers and tradespeople who are members of on the online Gas Chat social media forum, participating with each installation.

Mr Hart said: “I’d like to thank Ariston for being so generous in donating the boilers and for the company’s ongoing support to Candlelighters. I’d also like to extend my thanks to the local members of the Gas Chat forum for generously giving up their time to participate in each installation.”

Other companies lending their support include Fernox (supplying an Omega magnetic filter and chemicals), Expert Trades and Monument Tools.