Cirencester based charity gets a helping hand from the Screwfix Foundation
Cirencester Foodbank based in Cirencester, is celebrating after being awarded £2,500 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.
Rachel Brindley from Cirencester Foodbank comments: “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these much needed funds to support our charity. We provide three days nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. The funding will be used towards the cost of refitting the new warehouse to enable us to provide more services to our community. We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising – it’s been a great help to us.”
Jason Smith, Store Manager of the Screwfix store in Cirencester 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 Cirencester Foodbank.
Relevant projects from across Cirencester are invited to apply online for a share of the funding at screwfixfoundation.com.
For more information about The Screwfix Foundation, visit screwfixfoundation.com.