Newark based charity gets a helping hand from the Screwfix Foundation
Newark Emmaus Trust based in Newark, is celebrating after being awarded £2,900 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.
John Hudson from Newark Emmaus Trust comments: “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these much needed funds to support our charity. Newark Emmaus Trust provides temporary accommodation to homeless people ages 16-21. The trust has 29 units which require maintenance by the service users themselves which the funding will help to facilitate. We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising – it’s been a great help to us.”
Emma Watts, Store Manager of the Screwfix store in Spalding, 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 Newark Emmaus Trust.
The next round of funding will be awarded in October, later this year. Relevant projects from across Newark are invited to apply online for a share of the funding at screwfixfoundation.com.
For more information about The Screwfix Foundation, visit screwfixfoundation.com.