Birmingham St Marys Hospice gets a helping hand from the Screwfix Foundation

Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice 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.

The Hospice – which provides vital care and support to people and their families who are living with life-limiting illness – will be using the funding to renovate a bathroom at its Inpatient Unit in Selly Park. The renovation will include the installation of a therapeutic bath, which will play a vital role in helping to boost wellbeing and comfort to people when they need it most.

Lucy Watkins, head of fundraising at Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice, said: “We are really grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these much-needed funds to our charity. We’re really looking forward to renovating our bathroom and I know that once completed, it will be a huge benefit to the people we care for at the Hospice.

“It costs £8 million each year to run our vital services – over 60 per cent of which needs to come from voluntary donations – so we really do rely on the generous support of other charities, such as The Screwfix Foundation, to ensure we can continue to care for people wherever and whenever they need us. On behalf of the Hospice, I’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising – it will make a real difference to people living with life-limiting illness across Birmingham and Sandwell.”

Kayleigh Shorthouse Store Manager of the Kings Norton Screwfix store, 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 Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice.

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

For more information about The Screwfix Foundation, visit

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Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice is celebrating after being awarded £5,000 worth of...