B&ES YORKSHIRE SUPPORTS SAILFREE CHARITY INITIATIVE

31 March 2015 - The Sailfree charity initiative at Otley Sailing Club in West Yorkshire has received a £2,000 donation from locally based members of the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES).

The money was raised during the annual ball and training awards event organised by the B&ES Yorkshire Region, in partnership with training provider Building Engineering Services Training (BEST), at the Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford.

Part of Sailability , the charitable arm of the Royal Yachting Association, Sailfree provides around 1,000 sailing sessions a year to individuals with all types of disabilities and illnesses, who are thus able to enjoy a degree of freedom and independence usually denied them.

“My fellow B&ES members and I are delighted to have been able to provide additional resources to this superb initiative, which carries out such valuable work right in the heart of our community,” commented Daniel Ball, chairman of the B&ES Yorkshire Region.

Otley Sailing club commodore Paul Karran confirmed that the B&ES donation would go towards the purchase of equipment for use in the specially adapted sailing dinghies used for the Sailfree sessions.

For more about B&ES and its activities, visit the Association’s website at http://www.b-es.org .

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Notes to editors

Since its formation in 1904, B&ES, the Building & Engineering Services Association (formerly the HVCA) has represented the interests of companies engaged in a wide range of building and engineering services including domestic heating and renewable technologies.

B&ES members are subject to regular, third-party inspection and assessment of their technical competence and commercial capability, carried out by an independent certification body at least every three years.

B&ES members who undertake gas installations are registered with Gas Safe – the gas safety watchdog body – and are also members of TrustMark, the Government-endorsed scheme designed to direct customers towards reliable tradespeople.

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My fellow B&ES members and I are delighted to have been able to provide additional resources to this superb initiative, which carries out such valuable work right in the heart of our community.
Daniel Ball, B&ES Yorkshire Region chairman