Essex based charity gets a helping hand from the Screwfix Foundation

Crossroads Care, based in Wickford, 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.

Jo Fellows from Crossroads Care comments: “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these much needed funds to support our charity. Crossroads Care is a leading provider of support for carers and the people they care for. In and around Brentwood and Basildon, Crossroads has been helping carers for more than 25 years. We work with over 150 individuals and their families, helping carers make a life of their own outside caring. Our trained professional staff provide flexible services to people of all ages and with a range of disabilities and health conditions. The funding will be used towards the cost of repairing new windows, installing a new kitchen and bathroom and redecorating the new premises throughout. We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising – it’s been a great help to us.”

Lisa Aston, Store Manager of the Screwfix store in Basildon, 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 Crossroads Care.

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.

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