Leeds based charity gets a helping hand from the Screwfix Foundation
Leeds Mind, based in Leeds West Yorkshire, is 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.
Gemma Green from Leeds Mind comments: “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these much needed funds to support our charity. Leeds Mind supports people with mental health difficulties across Leeds, with the firm belief that they can live full and active lives. We work with our clients to support them to achieve their goals, to be engaged in their communities and to lead rich and rewarding lives. We also campaign to change the way people with experience of mental health are seen and to reduce the stigma and discrimination against them. The funding will be used towards the cost of DIY materials for our garden. We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising – it’s been a great help to us.”
Paul Olley, Store Manager of the Screwfix store in Pudsey, 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 Leeds Mind
Relevant projects from across Leeds are invited to apply online for a share of the funding at screwfixfoundation.com.
For more information about The Screwfix Foundation, visit screwfixfoundation.com.