Chelmsford based charity gets a helping hand from the Screwfix Foundation
Farleigh Hospice, based in Chelmsford, 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.
Allison Jones from Farleigh Hospice comments: “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these much-needed funds to support our charity. Farleigh Hospice exists to meet the needs of local people affected by life-limiting illnesses and to support those who have been bereaved. The funding was used towards the cost of refurbishing a self-contained room equipped for young people and families with disabilities. We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising – it’s been a great help to us.”
Krysia Murkowski, Assistant Store Manager of the Screwfix store in Chelmsford 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 Farleigh Hospice.
Relevant projects from across Essex are invited to apply online for a share of the funding at screwfixfoundation.com.
For more information about The Screwfix Foundation, visit screwfixfoundation.com.