Manchester-based Coolair Equipment has donated new air conditioning equipment following a plea for help from a charity for disadvantaged youngsters. Coolair teamed up with property maintenance partner Integral UK to support a youth centre run by the Cathie Stankevitch Foundation in Widnes.
Without this support, the charity would have been unable to afford to keep the building cool in summer and warm in winter and ensure the comfort of the 90 to 110 members that take part in youth club sessions each week.
Scott Lightfoot, national account manager for Coolair, said: “We were quick to respond to the appeal from such a great local charity, especially after we learned that it was having to regularly close its facility in temperature extremes because it had no air conditioning.”
John Stankevitch of the Cathie Stankevitch Foundation said: “The charity is delighted that Coolair has provided us with AC units which means that our youth club attendees can now enjoy sessions fully. We work with the most vulnerable kids in our community to help them improve their lives and this winter thanks to Coolair we haven’t had to cancel a single session due to the cold. We are now looking forward to the summer months, with the warm nights being a great opportunity to keep the kids engaged.”