Another opportunity for a sumptuous lunch with the Master, friends, family and colleagues in the lovely Ironmomgers' Hall. Monday 19 January 2015 Cost £46
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Plumbing for Health: World Plumbing Day at the Royal Society for Public Health 28 Portland Place, London, W1B 1LY
This conference, which falls on World Plumbing Day 2015, will bring together international experts in health, plumbing design and plumbing manufacturing to explore issues facing public health, and discuss initiatives and ways forward to ensure good plumbing for health. Click here to book your place now. Reduced rates for Liverymen.
Our Annual Lecture given by Professor Jamie Bartram, an international leader in water, sanitation and health, follows in the evening. Click here to find out more about Water, Sanitation & Health from the World Health Organization.
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The Master has mailed his inaugural letter to all Liverymen. A copy can be found in the members only section of this web site
The World Plumbing Council, along with the WorldSkills Foundation, Health Habitat, IAPMO and RMIT University was directly involved in the establishment of the Water Innovation Challenge held earlier this year in Singapore, along. This has now evolved into the Community Plumbing Challenge with the proponents seeing it as an excellent opportunity to have plumbing actively involved in improving access to water and sanitation in those places of need, particularly India and Africa. This initiative will support the efforts of both the World Health Organisation and the United Nations in improving access to these essential human needs improving the health and wellbeing of millions of people around the globe.
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The attached report (click here) of an outbreak of Legionnaires Disease in an old persons home in Spain illustrates the important role of plumbers in combating this disease.
Cash for CRASH - with thanks from the Master.
The Master was delighted to present the construction industry’s charity CRASH with the collections from our 'Charity Box' amounting to a very impressive £2,237.85.
CRASH is a unique, practical charity addressing the issues of homelessness by harnessing the skills, products and goodwill of the construction and property industry. They act as the conduit between the industry and homelessness agencies to help improve emergency night shelters, hostels, day centres and move-on accommodation.
The money is collected throughout the year, usually by the Renter Warden at Livery functions although mainly at the Ladle Dinner, and donated to charity at Christmas time. Francesca Roberts CRASH Chief Executive said “We would like to thank the Worshipful Company of Plumbers for their incredibly generous donation. We could not continue to respond to requests for help from homelessness charities without the support we receive from our industry. “We have chosen to designate this money to MoCoCo House, a wonderful homelessness charity based in Middlewich, Cheshire that helps young adults who are vulnerable and homeless.”
Liverymen gathered in Saddlers' Hall on 11th November to recognise Nick Gale as our Master last year. A great evening of Company fellowship. The Past Masters were represented with their ladles and Nick received his ladle from the most junior Liveryman Francis McCullagh. The toast to thank Nick for all he did for the Company in his year in office was proposed by Past Master Rodney Cartwright. Over £1,500 was raised in support of CRASH a practical charity addressing the issues of homelessness by harnessing the skills, products and goodwill of the construction and property industry.
The Master presented Murray Craig, Clerk of the Chamberlain's Court with miniature Plumbers' Company silver ladle as a mark our 650th Anniversary. This miniature ladle will be on display for all prospective Liverymen to see.
The first social occasion of the Livery Year was a colourful trip up the Thames to witness the fireworks at Battersea Park