Headway Shropshire receives generous donation from the Screwfix Foundation

Headway Shropshire, based in Shrewsbury, is celebrating after being awarded £4,000 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.

Jean Robinson, Chief Executive from Headway Shropshire comments: “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these much needed funds to support our charity.

Headway Shropshire provide support and rehabilitation to adults who have survived a brain injury. We also provide help, support and advice to their families and carer’s.  Now in its 28th year we have grown to meet demand and have 135 placements weekly and care for over 40 clients in their own homes, some 24 hours a day.  The funding will be used to provide a fully equipped bathroom in our new rehabilitation centre. We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising – it’s been a great help to us.”

Dave Bergin, Store Manager of the Screwfix store in Shrewsbury, 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 Headway Shropshire.

Relevant projects from across Shropshire are invited to apply online for a share of the funding at screwfixfoundation.com.

For more information about The Screwfix Foundation, visit screwfixfoundation.com.