Ashbourne based charity gets a helping hand from The Screwfix Foundation

CHICKS, based in Ashbourne, is celebrating after being awarded £5,000 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.

Matthew Nickson from CHICKS comments: “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these much needed funds to support our charity. CHICKS is a national children’s charity providing free respite breaks to disadvantaged children from all over the UK. The funding will be used towards the cost of replacing the roof of the games barn, installing new floors and establishing an outdoor play area and football field. We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising – it’s been a great help to us.”

Matt Fox, Store Manager of the Screwfix store in Derby – Alfreton Road, comments: “We’re really pleased that one of our local charities has been awarded funding by The Screwfix Foundation. Staff from across the business have held a variety of fundraising events to raise vital funds for The Screwfix Foundation, so it’s fantastic to see the money we have raised being invested back into such a worthwhile community project.”

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 two national charity partners, Barnardo’s children’s charity and Macmillan Cancer Support, as well as supporting smaller, local registered charities like CHICKS.

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

For more information about The Screwfix Foundation, visit


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