The club, which has been running since 1889, was set up to offer the young people of Bolton a place where they can have fun, meet new people and develop new skills that will help them in later life. It works closely with over 3,000 young people a week to deliver a programme of sporting, performing arts and recreational activities in a safe and nurturing environment.
The fire originated in the club’s gym and caused extensive smoke damage, which meant that a new fan was needed as part of the refurbishment programme to ensure the clubs users had access to clean, fresh air.
Karen Edwards, BLGC chief executive, commented, ‘The club is there for the young people of Bolton and, in many respects, is the only constant positive in their lives, so it was upsetting when the fire threatened that. In order for the gym area to reopen we needed to replace a damaged extractor fan, but as a charity funds are tight, raising money for the replacement was difficult.’
The club then reached out to the Twitter community to ask about possibility of supplying a fan. Xpelair saw the request and was able to supply its GX12 fan that was perfect for the venue as it is cheap to run and exceptionally quiet thanks to its pre-balanced sickle impellors that reduce noise ingress.
Mark Quigley, commercial director at Xpelair, commented, ‘We’re glad we were able to assist the BLGC as the work they do is so pivotal to the community of Bolton. We’ve worked hard on our social media pages and what this demonstrates is the power it has to allow customers to communicate better than ever with brands.’