Birtley-based charity receives £4150 grant from the Screwfix Foundation to renovate counselling rooms

Melanoma-Me, based in Birtley, is celebrating after renovating its counselling rooms with £4150 worth of funding from The Screwfix Foundation, the charity which supports not-for-profit organisations in need across the UK to fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and facilities. 

Melanoma-Me provides counselling, support and holistic therapies to people affected by Melanoma, and this includes having welcoming spaces based on patients’ needs. 

Kerry Rafferty, the CEO of Melanoma-Me Foundation, comments: “We are absolutely delighted to be able to provide our service users with a safe and inviting space where they can feel settled and calm. Many of our users spend a great deal of their time in a hospital environment, so it was incredibly important that we created a space that was far from the clinical setting.  

 We can’t thank Screwfix enough for providing the funds to help our ideas come to life and our service users absolutely love the rooms.” 

Claire Flory, Screwfix Foundation Trustee says: “What Melanoma-Me does is vital for the local community. The much-needed funding used for the new counselling rooms will be key in supporting the charity’s users. We are delighted to see that our donation has gone towards such an important project, for the benefit of those in need”. 

Set up in 2013 after recognising the need to give back, The Screwfix Foundation has donated over £11m for good causes and helped over 2,400 local registered charities and not for profit organisations across the UK. 

Charities and not for profit organisations with relevant projects are invited to apply online for a share of the funding at 

For more information about The Screwfix Foundation, please visit