The Flint Mountain Hotel management team is proud to support the H&S Foundation and below is an insight into what this charity is all about so please feel free to have a read.
About the Foundation
The H&S Foundation was established in October 2014 by Andy and Tracie Owen. The name originated from their other business, Heating and Screed Ltd which was established in 2011.
The H&S Foundation is managed from their premises in Sandycroft, near Chester, and evolved from a conversation had between the couple at a large gathering in Summer 2014. At this time they discussed the concept of ‘giving something back to charities and the local community’, as their main business, Heating and Screed Ltd, was going from strength to strength and local communities and organisations are struggling in obtaining Government funding and support.
The original idea was to hold one large fundraising event per annum with the proceeds being divided between 2-3 charities, with potentially smaller fundraising events to be held throughout the year (golf days etc) to donate monies on an application basis, where local organisations and charities can apply to the Foundation for assistance with items such as books, equipment, computers etc.
This commenced in 2015 when the Foundation held its first events; A Charity Golf Day and a Charity Casino Night. Together these events raised £12,000 for charity, which was split between Barrowmore Ltd, Claire House Children’s Hospice and Ronald McDonald House at Alder Hey Hospital.
Preparations for 2016 are already underway with three events planned: Charity Casino Night in April, Charity Golf Day in May and another Charity Golf Day in August.
Since 1985 Yan has been in hospitality, which stemmed from his parents realising that he strived to be the best in what he did. His restaurant, What’s Cooking, which is based in Connah’s Quay, won The National Food Awards for ‘The Best Take Away in North Wales 2015’.
Above all of the awards that Yan has won in the past, he regards this one as the most important; having a Chinese upbringing, raised in Wales, he considers himself ‘Welsh’ and proud of it. Yan is also fluent in the language.
Joining McDonalds Restaurant Ltd in 1997, as an assistant manager, he quickly progressed in 2 years to business manager. Knowing that there were so many worthwhile causes to support, he decided to fund raise for Ronald McDonald House at Alder Hey. This is a place where families of seriously ill children receiving treatment can stay, without charge, for the duration of their child’s stay in hospital.
Since being introduced to them, Yan, along with the support of many, have raised over 100k, knowing that these vital funds help families in North Wales and surrounding areas.
“The H&S Foundation raises funds for local communities in which I am proud to support, and when invited to become a trustee, without hesitation, I accepted.”
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