Heating firm raises money for mental health charities

July 31 2017

Warmley-based Gregor Heating, has used Bristol football rivalry to raise £1,500 for charity.

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Warmley-based Gregor Heating, has used Bristol football rivalry to raise £1,500  for charity.

The annual Gregor Heating staff match, held at Bitton Football Club, kicked off with the Reds anticipating victory but the Blues swiftly stole the show, smashing the Reds 5 -2. With impressive goals from engineers Leon Fletcher, George Lear, Connor Millward and Tom Hodge, it was a pretty competitive game.

The real winner of the match was local partnership initiative, B Strong U Belong. Founded in 2016, in memory of Pete Davies, the initiative raises funds for two local mental health charities ‘Off the Record' and 'Second Step', as well as increasing awareness of mental health issues. 

The Gregor team raised the money by collection buckets, a raffle and also VIP tickets to watch the match from a prime position with a bottle of bubbly.

Gregor Heating’s Finance Director, Andrew Eustace, met the B Strong U Belong team at a Bristol City match.  He said: “We felt so inspired by the story of the B Strong U Belong team. It really illustrates how anyone can be effected by mental health issues. The whole Gregor team - football differences aside - know how important it is for us to support this vital, local cause. “