Me&dee charity gets a helping hand from the Screwfix Foundation

me&dee, a charity based in Derby, is celebrating after being awarded £618 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.

Maria Hanson from me&dee comments: “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these much-needed funds to support our charity. Our charity provides a sea side holiday free of charge, including a private sea front beach hut, for families facing very short and uncertain futures together to make memories when their time is short and precious.  The funding will be used towards an extended decking area on the back of the caravan, which enjoys beautiful panoramic views, with access for wheelchairs and medical equipment. We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising – it’s been a great help to us.”

William Taylor, Store Manager of the Derby 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 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 me&dee

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

For more information about The Screwfix Foundation, visit

Picture Caption L to R- Screwfix Store manager Will Taylor from the Derby – Ascot Drive Store Presents the cheque to Maria Hanson , with Rick Mallin on the right