BMA chooses its charity for 2015
The Bathroom Manufacturers Association has been deliberating over one of its most important of resolutions – the selection of its nominated charity for 2015.
“This year it’s going to be The Children’s Burns Trust,” says Yvonne Orgill, Chief Executive of the BMA. “We are delighted to have the CBT as our charity for 2015. We have been working closely with the charity throughout 2014 culminating in the launch our joint campaign Hot Water Burns Like Fire. We have grown to realise what an important and caring organisation the CBT really is. Anyone can get scalded in an instant, and their lives can be changed forever. Youngsters are the most vulnerable and the CBT does a wonderful job. We are really pleased to be able to support them.”
The BMA’s major fund raising event of the year takes place on ‘The Fringe’ of the Bathroom and Kitchen Industry Business Conference. The Charity Golf Challenge has been held annually, with a few breaks, since the early 1900’s and over the last few years an average of £2000 has been raised. In 2015 the real challenge will be to break the record and raise even more.
The new campaign – Hot Water Burns Like Fire - is aimed at preventing scalding accidents in bathrooms and kitchens by raising awareness of the dangers of hot water and by promoting the use of simple thermostatic devices to eliminate the risks. It is supported and endorsed by Amanda Redman, MBE, the much-loved British actor who was herself scalded when only 15 months old.
To give the BMA’s cash collection a start, its staff have decided not to send each other Christmas Cards this year but to donate directly to The Children’s Burns Trust. You could too! www.cbtrust.org.uk/support/getinvolved/donate.shtml