Last month, Young Bristol were invited to celebrate BBS Plumbing and Heating Supplies 90th birthday, with an Anniversary Dinner and Dance.
The evening saw the local business raise money for Young Bristol after, earlier this year, choosing Young Bristol to be their Charity of The Year. We were nominated by their Marketing Manager, Dan McCrum, who is passionate about giving back and supporting Bristol’s local communities.
I’ve seen youth services across the country continue to shrink and disappear, I don’t feel the average young person today has the same level of support and opportunity that I did as a child – and for disadvantage children things are often even worse. I see Young Bristol as an organisation who pushes back against this saddening trend.”
Dan McCrum, Marketing Manager, BBS
As part of their 90th birthday celebration, the organisation brought together their valued customers and suppliers, to celebrate this incredible milestone! The evening also saw the business add a charity aspect to the event, with BBS deciding to raise money for Young Bristol, a cause that supports local communities which is something that is close to BBS’s ethos. The team did this through a charity raffle and auction, to raise money for our cause.
Following the event, Young Bristol welcomed Jess Tickner, PA to the Managing Director, and Pat O’Donnell, Commercial Director, to BS14 Youth Club, where they presented our team with a cheque for £5,000, which had been raised from their event. During their visit, we spoke to Pat about his experience at youth clubs. Pat attended Pyramid Youth Club during the early 1990’s, where he developed skills he still uses to this day in his role with BBS.
I attended Pyramid Youth Club when I was around 12. It helped me develop the skills I need for my job today, as it was all about the social side. All those social interactions helped and every step adds to life experience.”
Pat O’Donnell, Commercial Director, BBS
We walk away today and feel we haven’t done enough, what can we do next?”
We would like to thank BBS Plumbing and Heating Supplies for choosing Young Bristol as their charity of the year and raising an amazing amount of money to benefit young people!