Leeds North & West foodbank gets a boost from the Screwfix Foundation

Leeds North & West Food bank which covers half of Leeds, 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.

Karen Burgon Project director from Leeds North and West Foodbank comments: “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these much-needed funds to support our charity. The funding was used to help to develop a Community Centre/Hub in the Moortown area of Leeds, refurbish the kitchen, flooring and general decoration. 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 Leeds – Sheepscar Screwfix store, 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 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 Leeds North & West Foodbank.

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.

Picture Caption L to R- Paul Olley Store Manager of the Leeds – Sheepscar Screwfix and

Karen Burgon Project director from Leeds North and West Foodbank