Pupils cook up lessons for life with our donation

Pupils at Puriton Primary School have been learning all about healthy eating and making meals on a budget with the help of a £50 ASDA food voucher donated by us.

Recipes for success

The youngsters used the money to help with their DT lessons, which this term have the topic title of ‘Come Dine with Me’.

The children explored recipes and planned and made a two-course meal for four people. 

They worked in groups and each group was given a budget of £6.25 to buy their ingredients.

The starter was a non-cook dish that involved cutting up vegetables, while the main course was a pasta dish with a sauce. 

Tight budget

With such a tight budget, the children had to think carefully about their ingredients.  

During the two days, they prepared, cooked and then ate their meals.  

Many of them were adventurous and tried foods that they hadn’t eaten before and didn't anticipate liking! 

Skills for life

Cooking helps children gain invaluable physical, educational and life skills including fine motor and hand eye coordination, thinking about healthy eating, language development, maths and budgeting. It also has a scientific aspect too.

We’ve unveiled our NEW efficiency-boosting air filter

We’ve unveiled our NEW efficiency-boosting air filter
We’ve recently unveiled a new cutting-edge efficiency-boosting product range designed to save businesses with air filtration systems energy and money (May 2023).
Our new flexible, versatile Superpleat XC Panel Filters are made in Britain at our Bridgwater site and are suitable for damp, wet conditions where a regular disposable panel filter is used already.
Superpleat Hi-Cap Panel Filters
Jason Day, our LEV Division Manager, explains: “Our new Superpleat XC Panel Filters help increase efficiency, reduce energy consumption and offer greater performance levels.
“They’ve been designed by our specialist, inhouse R&D department here in Somerset where we’ve bespoke labs and we’re the only UK-based air filter manufacturer that has an ISO16890 test facility. We’re very proud of what our team of highly skilled clean air solution experts have achieved and are delighted to offer this product now to our customers.
Maintain good air hygiene
“These new filters are extremely resilient, making them easier to transport and virtually eliminating damage when shipping them out across the UK, Europe and worldwide.
“Retailers, employers with office-based teams, those in hospitality and catering, anyone who has personnel working together inside, or welcomes customers into their building, all need air filters and filtration systems to maintain good air hygiene.
Boost health & wellbeing
“Research has shown that poor quality air, in mechanically ventilated buildings, can negatively impact on health and wellbeing. It can potentially cause tiredness, lethargy, headaches and skin and eye irritations. This can lead to increased sick days and poor staff productivity, which is not good for employees or employers.
“Plus, firms are legally responsible for maintaining healthy, safe working environments for workers and customers.
Improve indoor air quality
“Our Superpleat XC Panel Filters can help prevent all sorts of pollutants from entering a building and will deliver improved indoor air quality. They’re ideal, not just for commercial/ industrial use, but for residential settings where having clean air is a necessity too.”
Our new panel filters are constructed using a thermally bonded synthetic non-woven media, which is formed into pleats to create an extended filter area for air to flow over.
Stability & strength
The Superpleat XC Panel Filters self-supported pleats are sealed into a robust spunbond frame using hotmelt, which ensures a 100% seal at the filter edge. In addition, a hotmelt pleat fix is placed to ensure filter stability and further add to the filter’s strength.
Jason adds: “Our new filters are safe and are Fire Rated F1 DIN53438. They’re strong and durable too. They’ve a low pressure drop, are high dust holding, moisture-proof and better for the environment.
Waste to Energy
“This filter is classified as suitable for Waste to Energy (WtE) and, providing it’s disposed of in this way, zero goes to landfill. Having a lower pressure drop means a reduction in energy consumption and operating costs, which is great during current rising prices and better for the planet too.
“These filters are perfect for site situations where rough handling may occur, where pleated filters are already being used and high performance is required. They can run at high airflows and are not prone to collapsing or bursting.”
How to buy
Our new Superpleat XC Panel Filters can be purchased direct from our online one-stop-shop.

Graham puts on running shoes for charity

Our Chairman, Graham Bentley will be putting on his running shoes and competing in the 10k race at this year’s Bridgwater Half Marathon event and raising money for charity.

Raising money for Love Musgrove

The 57-year-old, who suffered a heart attack in February, 2022, is raising money for Love Musgrove, which is the official charity of Musgrove Park Hospital, where he was treated.

Giving back

He said: “Back in early 2022, I suffered a heart attack and was treated at Musgrove Park Hospital. All of the nurses and doctors there were amazing and saved my life. This is a cause close to my heart, quite literally, and I want to give back what I can to help them, just as they helped me.

“I’ve decided to run the 10k race at this year’s Bridgwater Half Marathon event, which takes place in September, and am currently in training. Although 10k doesn’t seem that far for a challenge to some people, I have to be sensible about how far I run these days.”

Sponsor Graham

Anyone interested in sponsoring Graham can do so here.

Love Musgrove

Love Musgrove funds things at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton above and beyond what the NHS covers. It helps to create a comfortable, engaging environment for patients that supports family and friends too.

The charity also provides staff with training and development opportunities, including state of the art equipment, and enables wards to buy items to make patients’ stays more comfortable.

Musgrove Park Hospital serves a population of more than 544,000 people across Somerset with more than 740 beds, 34 wards, 15 operating theatres, a fully equipped imaging department and a purpose-built cancer treatment centre.

Incredibly proud

Zoe Steer, Head of Fundraising at Love Musgrove, said: “We are incredibly proud to be supporting Graham in his challenge and for him to be raising money for the staff who looked after him and saved his life.”

Bridgwater Half Marathon event

The Bridgwater Half Marathon event takes place on Sunday, September 3 and also includes 10km and 5km races.