Isle of Bute based charity gets a helping hand from The Screwfix Foundation

Calums Cabin based in Isle of Bute is celebrating after being awarded over £4,600 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.

Caroline Speirs from Calums Cabin comments: “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these much needed funds to support our charity. Calums Cabin offers a holiday cottage for children suffering from cancer & cancer related diseases; helping over 300 children in 2014. The funding will be used to replace the flooring in the cottage in order to accommodate disabled users and increase the levels hygiene for those with immune deficiencies. We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising – it’s been a great help to us.”

Amanda Kyle, Store Manager of the Screwfix store in Greenock 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 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 Calums Cabin.

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

For more information about The Screwfix Foundation, visit