Approach gets a helping hand from The Screwfix Foundation

  • Screwfix Foundation donates £3500 to Approach
  • Much-needed funding used for a dementia friendly allotment
  • Since launch in 2013, the Screwfix Foundation has donated over £4m

 Approach, dementia support charity, based in Stoke-on-Trent is celebrating after being awarded £3500 worth of funding from The Screwfix Foundation, a charity which supports projects to fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and facilities for those in need.

Hannah Bridgwood, Fundraiser for Dementia from Approach comments: “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these much-needed funds to support our charity. Approach has been providing specialist support and advice for older people with dementia and related health issues in North Staffordshire since 1981.The funding will be used towards developing a dementia friendly allotment for our specialist gardening and activities day opportunities groups, Branching Out and Men in Sheds. The space will be home to raised beds to support those who struggle to kneel for long periods of time and those who use wheelchairs. This will allow the allotment to be accessible to all members wishing to help maintain the allotment and grow fresh produce. We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising – it’s been a great help to us.”

The Screwfix Foundation, which launched in April 2013 donates much needed funding to help a variety of local projects throughout the UK, from repairing buildings and improving community facilities, to improving the homes of people living with sickness or disability.

It also works closely with Macmillan Cancer Support, as well as supporting smaller, local registered charities like Approach.

Relevant projects from across Staffordshire are invited to apply online for a share of the funding at

For more information about The Screwfix Foundation, visit