New Forest Mencap gets a helping hand from the Screwfix Foundation

• Screwfix Foundation donates £5000 to New Forest Mencap
• Much-needed funding to install new hot water system and new radiators with thermostatic controls
• Since launch in 2013, the Screwfix Foundation has donated over £4m to local charities in need

New Forest Mencap, based in New Milton, is celebrating after being awarded £5000 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.

Warren Breach of New Forest Mencap comments: “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these much-needed funds to support our charity. In 1969 a group of parents set up the charity for the benefit of their children. The plot was leased to them by the then Lymington Town Council on which they erected the Nedderman Centre. An extension was added in 1996 and the building has remained much the same since then. It houses leisure and educational activities, mainly for adults with a learning disability and provides a setting for the New Milton Stroke Group and other community activities.

The funding will be used towards installing an up-to-date hot water system and new radiators with thermostatic controls. We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising – it’s been a great help to us.”

Emyr Williams Store Manager of the Screwfix store in New Milton, 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 Macmillan Cancer Support, as well as supporting smaller, local registered charities like New Forest Mencap.

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

For more information about The Screwfix Foundation, visit

Caption: Liz Rolfs and Warren Breach New Forest Mencap Trustees with Emyr Williams New Milton Screwfix Store Manager.