Luton based charity gets a helping hand from the Screwfix Foundation

Families United Network, based in Luton, 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.


Diane Rhodes from Families United Network comments: “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these much needed funds to support our charity. Families United Network is a registered Charity and membership organisation which supports children, young adults and their families living with additional needs and disabilities. The funding will be used to renovate the Youth Zone area, by widening doors and removing small office space that we will open up for all whilst also ensuring the space is accessible for wheelchair users. We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising – it’s been a great help to us.”


Russell Durtnall, Store Manager of the Screwfix store in Luton, 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 Families United Network.


Relevant projects from across Luton are invited to apply online for a share of the funding at


For more information about The Screwfix Foundation, visit