North Kesteven council replaces 1,000 council home boilers

When the 1,000th replacement boiler for North Kesteven council homes was fitted, locally-based D Brown Building Contractors celebrated by giving to charity.

In recognition of North Kesteven District Council’s programme completion, the contractor donated £1 for every boiler to the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance and the William Alvey School.

Kurt Mason, of D Browns, said: “1,000 boiler installs is a big programme and we wanted to mark the event by donating £1 for every boiler.”

The boilers have all been installed since the contract began in July 2013.

Half of the £1,000 was presented to D Brown’s charity of choice, the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, which also happens to be the Chairman of the Council’s charity this year.

The other half was given to the William Alvey School as chosen by Mrs Betts, the recipient of the 1,000th boiler.

Tenant Mrs Betts said: “They did a very good job in just two days and I’m very pleased with their work and my new boiler. My daughter went to the Alvey School and I wanted the money to benefit the children there.”

William Alvey Deputy Head Teacher, Lesley Browning said: “It was wonderful news to hear we were receiving this donation. The children have decided they would like some new outside benches.”

Lincoln fundraiser for Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, Emma Young said: “This donation will help towards the increased costs due to the new night flying, this allows us to cover both daily rush hours during the winter months.”