A Macclesfield support centre for children and young adults has been able to extend its counselling provision thanks to the donation of a boiler from Baxi.
Just Drop-In, which provides free guidance, advocacy and counselling for 12 to 25 year olds, was able to provide more than 40 additional counselling sessions after reallocating funds which would have otherwise been used to pay for a replacement boiler.
The service found itself on the back foot with its existing central heating system when its ageing boiler failed to provide the warm environment required for volunteers to carry out their vital work.
Recognising the charity’s plight, Baxi offered to donate a high performance, energy efficient heat only boiler and flue.
The donation has saved Just Drop-In the cost of buying a new boiler and is also expected to significantly reduce the centre’s energy bills in the long term, providing valuable financial relief, a key consideration for a charity that relies entirely on donations from fundraisers.
Bruce Taylor, the chairman of trustees at Just Drop-In, said: “We were in direct need of a modern boiler as our old one was ageing and inefficient. The new boiler has made the facility we offer more welcoming while saving us money that we have been able to divert elsewhere.
“We would like to thank Baxi for its kind donation, which has made a real difference to our service users and our staff.”
Paul Hardy, managing director at Baxi, added: “We recognise that funding for charitable organisations can be very tight, and that as a business we have the potential to make a tangible difference in helping those that invest so much into local communities.
“We’re proud that our donation has helped Just Drop-In to continue its work and save money which can be reinvested into the charity.”