Baxi charity calendar urges people to have a safe 2017

Published:  14 December, 2016

Baxi has launched a charity calendar for 2017 featuring children’s drawings that send a serious message to grown-ups. The calendar features 12 different pictures, drawn by children of Baxi colleagues. Each one offers a safety tip designed to make sure their parents come home safely.

The children’s top tips include not using a mobile phone while driving, taking regular breaks, wearing protective clothing and looking out for hazards in the workplace. The 12 drawings were voted the best out of hundreds of entries received, after a nationwide competition across the company to find budding artists for the calendar.

All proceeds from the sale of the calendar will go to Baxi’s national charity partner Marie Curie. The charity provides care and support for more than 50,000 people living with a terminal illness and their families in the UK each year.

David Pinder, chief executive of Baxi Heating, said: “The charity calendar is bright and colourful – a great addition to any home or workplace – and all the money raised goes to a good cause, but it also has a very serious message. Safety is one of our biggest priorities at Baxi, whether that’s the safety of our boilers or the safety of our colleagues.

“The calendar sees safety through the eyes of a child and challenges us to think about the impact our actions have on those around us. I think Lily’s message for December sums that up very nicely – ‘travel safely, your family is waiting for you at home’.”