Plumbing & Gas Solutions Support Milton Keynes Mayor’s Charity of the Year

“It’s been a pleasure getting to know the Plumbing & Gas Solutions team, and we are incredibly grateful for their generosity and continued support.”

There is no denying that homelessness and ‘rough sleeping’ in Milton Keynes has increased exponentially in recent years. A report by Shelter published in November 2017 estimates there are 27,000 homeless people in the South East of England – up 15% from the previous year. However, for anyone familiar with Milton Keynes, a published report would not be required to recognise the extent of the problem. A short walk around the Centre:MK and connecting underpasses would sure enough suffice.

It was during a Plumbing & Gas Solutions monthly meeting that these exact statistics were discussed. Amongst the customary engagement summary and strategy review, the overriding conversation was that of a far less business-focus; how can we help Milton Keynes’ homelessness problem?

Chris Brightman, Business Operations Manager explains:

“As a company, we have always sought to support local causes where we can. The Bus Shelter seemed like a unique idea and something Milton Keynes desperately needed. After reaching out to the charity, we learnt they had various plumbing and gas jobs outstanding that required completion before they could launch. To be able to support the charity thus far has been our privilege, and we look forward to continuing our partnership.”

Pam Williams, Chair of Trustees at The Bus Shelter sheds some light on the innovative project:

“Operating from a converted double-decker bus and renovated building site units, The Bus Shelter MK is a small, local charity providing shelter and support to people who would otherwise be sleeping on the streets.

“Plumbing & Gas Solutions introduced themselves early this year, prior to launch, offering to support the project. This was a particularly stressful period, with several stumbling blocks in place before we were able to open our doors, so the offer of help was perfectly timed!

“The team were polite and professional and helped us out massively with testing and commissioning all our plumbing facilities, including showers, toilets and taps. In addition, they supplied us with a Commercial Gas Engineer to install and commission an LPG cooker, allowing us to provide hot meals to our residents.

“It’s been a pleasure getting to know the Plumbing & Gas Solutions team, and we are incredibly grateful for their generosity and continued support.”

 

Plumbing & Gas Solutions Ltd is a Milton Keynes based Commercial Plumbing and Heating Contractor, specialising in Gas, Oil & LPG systems. Offering a wide range of Commercial Services, including InstallationServicing and Repair of Plumbing & Heating Systems, Plumbing & Gas Solutions have a team of expert engineers ready to provide an outstanding service to your business. Get in touch today! 

 

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