Screwfix employee completes Paris marathon for charity

A Screwfix employee is celebrating after completing the Paris Marathon in a bid to raise money for the Screwfix Foundation. Screwfix Employee Martin Bowen, Senior HR Business Partner raised £1,200 for The Screwfix Foundation, a charity which supports projects that fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and facilities for those in need.

Martin Bowen, commented ‘In just over 4 and half hours, 24 degree heat and much determination, I successfully completed the Paris Marathon, a challenge I took on to help raise money for local charities in need. My aim was to raise over £500 and I am delighted to have raised over £1,200.

‘Martin Continued’…The Screwfix Foundation is a fantastic charity that has so far supported over 470 local charities. I am pleased to have raised money for such a worthy cause and helped raise awareness for The Screwfix Foundation”.

The Screwfix Foundation launched in April 2013 and donates much needed funding to help a variety of projects, from repairing and improving community facilities for those in need in the UK, to improving the homes of people living with sickness or disability.

John Mewett, trustee of The Screwfix Foundation said: “The Screwfix Foundation relies on the money raised by fundraising events across the country in and around our Screwfix stores. We’re delighted that colleagues and Yeovil rallied behind the charity by supporting this fantastic activity to help raise money, which we will then donate to our well deserving national and local charity partners.”

Relevant projects in Yeovil are invited to apply online for a share of the funding at