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BPEC Charity Life Award presents £35,000

Winning entry: L-R Mark Antrobus (BPEC Trustee – Life Award Panel member), George Thomson (BPEC Trustee – Life Award Panel member), Dean Buchanan (Datum Foundation – life Award winner), Elsa Buchanan (Datum Foundation – life Award winner), Watson Carlill (BPEC Trustee – Life Award Panel member)
Winning entry: L-R George Thomson (BPEC Trustee – Life Award Panel member), Dean Buchanan (Datum Foundation – life Award winner), Elsa Buchanan (Datum Foundation – life Award winner)

£35,000 has been given in charitable donations by training and certification provider, BPEC, to projects that use plumbing skills to enhance the lives others less fortunate either here in the UK or abroad.

At its third Life Award presentation ceremony held at Derby County Football Club on Friday 10 October, The BPEC Charity made three major awards to deserving projects.

The BPEC Charity Life Award 2014 was presented to Dean Buchanan from Datum Foundation, the project he is involved in aims to assist the development of a new secondary school being built in Malawi.  Dean received an initial award of £10,357 from The BPEC Charity, along with pledges of further support for the next three years.

The BPEC Charity also awarded £10,600 to the Peace and Hope Trust (PHT). Support from the Life Award will help build and equip a vocational centre in Nicaragua with an emphasis on teaching basic plumbing skills.

£13,500 was presented to Jeffrey Cohen from Water Works. Water Works is a grassroots charity committed to supporting rural Malawian communities gain access to safe drinking water and hygienic sanitation facilities.

BPEC chairman Frank Glover said: “2014 has been a brilliant Life Award; the panel of Trustees has been truly inspired by the submissions that have been received this year.

“The Life Award continues to have an inspirational effect on everyone connected with the projects and is changing perspectives and attitudes in a really positive way.  The experience the Plumbers gain by being involved in the projects is immeasurable and helps to develop their skills to operate in today’s competitive marketplace”.

The closing date for applications for the 2015 BPEC Life Award is 30 June 2015. To find out more about submitting entries to any of the awards please visit www.bpec.org.uk/the-bpec-charity/