Friday, 21 January 2011

This week, Feature Radiators presented the charity, Crohn’s and Colitis UK, with a cheque for £337.03 raised from their “Red Hot” radiator promotion.

Annually Crohn’s and Colitis UK (formerly known as the National Association of Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s or the NACC) organises Red Hot Day, a fund-raising day for those affected by Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), the most common forms being Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. These diseases affect about 250,000 people in the UK and the charity aims to help its members by providing support for sufferers and their families, through its publications, helplines and a website.

Feature Radiators’ General Manager, Helena Gerwitz, a Crohn’s sufferer, was inspired to help as she has personally found Crohn’s and Colitis UK essential for support and advice.

“As a member, I have been sent useful information that has helped me with the ongoing management of my condition as well as preparing me for surgery. My consultant is fantastic but when you have a quick question that needs answering, then is my first point of call. The charity also provides regular newsletters, keeping me up-to-date on research into these currently incurable diseases.”

In appreciation for the advice and guidance she has received from the charity, Helena was keen to give something back and help to maintain these services for years to come. So the Feature Radiators’ team thought about how they could help and Helena approached her directors with a proposition. “I thought its Red Hot Day, so why not have a Red Hot radiator! I sourced a fantastic contemporary radiator, in stock in both red and chrome, at a competitive price that would really appeal to our customers but also tied in with the “Red Hot” theme. And our directors kindly agreed to donate a percentage of the sale price. I couldn’t believe it!”

So Feature Radiators decided that they would donate 20% of the price of their brand new Red Hot radiator along with a contribution from the manufacturer, Pitacs, to Crohn’s and Colitis UK resulting in a total of £337.03 raised for the charity.

The cheque was gratefully accepted by Dr. Conrad Beckett, consultant gastroenterologist at Bradford’s Royal Infirmary, on behalf of Crohn’s and Colitis UK at Feature Radiators’ showroom in Bingley, West Yorkshire.

The Feature Radiators team and the Red Hot radiator’s manufacturer, Pitacs, are overjoyed at the success of their fund-raising, and hope they have helped the charity in achieving their aims and that the Red Hot radiator has enabled them to better support those suffering with IBD.

Feature Radiators based in Bingley, West Yorkshire is the UK’s leading retailer of contemporary, designer, traditional cast iron and electric radiators and heated towel rails, providing quality and design as well as value for money.

With over 250 styles on display in their West Yorkshire showroom, expert advice, unrivalled customer service and nationwide delivery, they are widely recognized as the UK's leading radiator specialist.

For more information on the Red Hot radiator or other radiators call 01274 567789, contact or visit

For more information on the charity Crohn’s and Colitis UK (formerly known as National Association for Colitis and Crohn’s Diseases), visit

Charity registered in England Number: 1117148
Charity registered in Scotland Number: SC038632
A company limited by guarantee in England. Company number: 5973370

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