Heatwave! How to stay cool….

It’s not often the UK gets a nice hot summer but it seems this year we’re being treated to warmer weather for longer. With hotter climes to come, apparently.

Not that we should be complaining, but sometimes the heat can get a bit too much. We’ve put some top tips together on keeping cool while the heat is on so that you can enjoy it….

  • Make sure your heating is completely turned off (and isn’t set on a timer without you realising)
  • Try not to spend too long outside during the middle of the day (12-4) as this is the hottest time of the day. If you need to go somewhere, try setting off in the morning.
  • Drink lots of water! Stock your fridge up with cold bottles of water and if you’re heading somewhere, take one with you.Picture 4
  • Avoid doing anything too strenuous – try and do housework and gardening in the morning or early evening while it’s cooler.
  • Keep your blinds or curtains closed during the day to keep the heat of the sun out.
  • Invest in an electric fan and keep it near you.
  • Wear loose, light-coloured clothing. Cotton or linen are usually the best materials for hotter weather.
  • If you just can’t seem to cool down, try taking a cold bath or shower. This is a great tip before bed as it’ll bring your temperature down and help you drift off to sleep.
  • Try not to have big heavy meals, especially with lots of salt in. salad
  • Make sure you keep in contact with relatives, friends or neighbours to let them know you’re ok. If you know someone lives by them self, keep in touch with them. Even if it’s a quick phone call or text.
  • If you know a heatwave is on its way, speak to your GP beforehand if you’re worried about any health issues that the heat might affect such as breathing problems or heart condition.

A1 raises £1524 for charity at Le Tour Yorkshire Event

We’d like to say a BIG thank you to everyone who made our Le Tour Yorkshire event a huge success last week, raising a massive £1,524 for charity.

The money has been split between two local causes with £762 going to each one. The first is A Walk for Estelle – a grueling annual event where a team walk 127 miles along the Leeds & Liverpool canal to raise funds to help find a cure for Rett Syndrome, a condition which Estelle suffers.  The event ends tomorrow and anyone can join them as they head to the finishing line in Leeds. Or if you want to donate, you can do so here: http://www.justgiving.com/teams/awalkforestelle2014 

The other £762 went to Diane Sugden who is trekking the Himalayas in aid of Sue Ryder Manorlands hospice. She starts on 8 November.  There’s is more information on the event here  and if you wish to donate, please click here

Over 200 people joined us throughout the day to enjoy local band You Had Me At Hello, BBQ, bar, bouncy castle, face painting and a big slide. We had lots of pics posting on Facebook, but if you have some, send them in to headoffice@a1stairlifts.co.uk or post on our facebook here or @A1Stairlifts1 on Twitter.

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Seen the Keighley Cougar taxis yet?

Seen the Keighley Cougar taxis yet?

If you see one, send us a pic and be entered into a draw for two free executive suite places at any Cougars home game this season.

Email it to headoffice@a1stairlifts.co.uk or,

post it to @A1Stairlifts1 or https://www.facebook.com/A1Stairlifts


Thanks to…

Ahead of our event on Sunday we’d like to thank the following:

CFBS  for supplying us with drinks

ABV Wholesalers for supplying drinks

L&S Prints  for supplying the flags

Steve Thorpe and Sons Gardening for providing flowers

Keighley Cougars  for supplying the table and chairs

Vicki Harrison  organiser

The Globe Inn for their help and advice

Make sure you don’t miss it! View the Tour de France when it comes through Keighley from our top viewing spot on its large forecourt and enjoy great entertainment and a family fun day all in aid of charity. Free entry 9am until 4pm on Sunday 6th July.

On the forecourt, we have up-and-coming pop punk quartet You Had Me At Hello, from Keighley – who were recently featured in top UK music mag Kerrang –  performing alongside a BBQ, drinks (alcoholic and non alcoholic), bouncy castle, face painting, tombola, hook a duck and much more.

See you there!

A1 Stairlifts staff



A sample of what’s to come on Sunday! Don’t miss it

You Had Me At Hello:

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