To celebrate Gas Safety Week 2014 – September 15- 21, the Gas Safe Register (formally known as Corgi) ran a competition calling upon registered gas safe engineers to get their families involved.
Kids aged between four and 12 were invited to submit drawings of what they think a gas safety hero should look like along with a short story which depicted their relative or family friend- a gas safe registered engineer – keeping the community or a particular family gas safe.
The drawing had to capture the spirit of Gas Safety Week and showcase the great work registered gas safe engineers do to keep the nation gas safe.
Lee Turton, an engineer of Glossop’s Gas Care UK Green Energy was keen to participate and enrolled his seven year old daughter Ruby Turton from Simmondley Primary School.
Ruby made her dad the hero in her story and came up with Freddie the Flame. He was staying at Mrs Shaw’s house and became very poorly and turned yelllow, a change from his usual healthy blue colour. A worried Mrs Shaw remembered she hadn’t had her boiler serviced for a long time, so called Gas Care in Glossop and booked her boiler in for a service with Lee. Freddie began to feel well again and returned to his healthy blue colour.
There were more than 40 entries and at the beginning of Gas Safety Week the Gas Safety Register announced Ruby had finished second, which meant Ruby had her drawing and story turned into a comic illustration. During Gas Safety Week, Ruby’s story was used to promote gas safety across the nation.
Find out more about Gas Safety Week at www.gassaferegister.co.uk/learn/gas_safety_week