Cookstown based charity gets a helping hand from The Screwfix Foundation

Lilac Cancer Support, based in Cookstown, are celebrating after being awarded £2,000 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.

Lilac Cancer Support have teamed up with Cancer Focus Northern Ireland to create the “Better Together” Partnership in order to strengthen the support that the charity can give.

Leanne McConnell from Better Together Partnership comments: “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these much needed funds to support our charity. Lilac Cancer Support and Cancer Focus NI, care for cancer patients and their families living in rural and deprived areas of Mid Ulster through our “Better Together” partnership. The funding will help to refurbish the facilities in our new cancer support centre so that we can continue to provide the best possible care to our patients, in a relaxed and caring environment. We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising – it’s been a great help to us.”

Gavin Roberts, Assistant Store Manager of the Screwfix store in Lurgan comments: “We’re really pleased that one of our local charities has been awarded funding by The Screwfix Foundation. Staff from our store have been involved in the fundraising 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 facilities in deprived areas, to decorating 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 Lilac Cancer Support.

The next round of funding will be awarded in October later this year. Relevant projects from across Cookstown are invited to apply online for a share of the funding at

For more information about The Screwfix Foundation, visit