Luton based charity, Caraline, to welcome more people with funds from the Screwfix Foundation

Caraline, based in Luton, is celebrating after receiving £5,000 worth of funding from the Screwfix Foundation, the charity which supports not-for-profit organisations and charities in need across the UK to fix, maintain and improve properties and facilities.   

Since 1994, Caraline is committed to providing therapeutic support to individuals who live with eating disorders and their families and loved ones.  Started as a helpline in memory of Caraline in the front room of her home using her own home telephone number, the charity now has a team of therapists and support staff, working closely with schools, universities and places of work. 

The Screwfix Foundation decided to support Caraline to refurbish the entrance area and the waiting room to make people more comfortable and feel safe in a warm environment. 

The project comes from a considerable rise in demand for Caraline’s services, with impact on their waiting lists.  

Kelly Voller, Practice Manager at Caraline, said: “Our waiting area and entrance are very outdated, and with poor lighting. The carpets are the original from when we moved into the building in 1999! Clients are often anxious when coming to visit Caraline for support, so it will be lovely for them to walk into a warm, inviting space where they can feel relaxed and safe.  Not only this, for staff who spend much time here, it will just be wonderful for them to work in a modern environment.” 

Claire Flory, Screwfix Foundation Manager said: “What Caraline does is vital for the local community. The much-needed funding used to refurbish the entrance and the waiting room the new will be key to help even more people who live with eating disorders and their families. We are proud to see that our donation has gone towards such an important project, for the benefit of those in need”.   

Set up in 2013 after recognising the need to give back, the Screwfix Foundation has donated over £13m for good causes and helped over 2,600 local registered charities and not for profit organisations across the UK. 

Charities and not for profit organisations with relevant projects are invited to apply online for a share of the funding at 

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