Local charity gets a helping hand from the Screwfix Foundation

Shoestring, based in Liverpool, with a holiday house for families to use in Abersoch, Wales, is celebrating after being awarded £1,500 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.

Len Osborne from Shoestring comments: “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these much needed funds to support our charity. Shoestring provides temporary relief of poverty by the provision of free holidays for families at our holiday house in Abersoch, Wales. The funding will help to convert the holiday home, adding cloakroom facilities on the ground floor to assist those with disabilities. We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising – it’s been a great help to us.”

Eifion Davies Store Manager of the Screwfix store in Bangor 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 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 Shoestring.

The next round of funding will be awarded in early 2016. Relevant projects from across Liverpool are invited to apply online for a share of the funding at screwfixfoundation.com.

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