Gloucestershire based charity gets a helping hand from the Screwfix Foundation
Gloucestershire Deaf Association based in Gloucester, is celebrating after being awarded £3,413 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.
Jenny Hopkins from Gloucestershire Deaf Association comments: “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these much needed funds to support our charity. Gloucestershire Deaf Association delivers specialist services and community activities for deaf and hard of hearing adults and children in Gloucestershire. We work with people with all forms of deafness, including those who are profoundly deaf and use British Sign Language, as well as those who are hard of hearing, deafened, or deafblind. The funding will allow us to install a new fire and security alarm system which is specially designed around visual beacon alerts. We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising – it’s been a great help to us.”
Kyle Parton, from Screwfix store in Gloucester 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 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 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 Gloucestershire Deaf Association.
The next round of funding will be awarded in early 2016. Relevant projects from across Gloucester are invited to apply online for a share of the funding at screwfixfoundation.com.
For more information about The Screwfix Foundation, visit screwfixfoundation.com.