Screwfix team goes the extra mile for charity!
Screwfix employees from stores around the UK have teamed up to take part in ‘Tour de Screwfix’, a mammoth 5,500 mile national cycle relay with pit stops at all 400 of the company’s UK stores. The ride will raise money for The Screwfix Foundation, a charity which supports projects to fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and facilities for those in need in the UK.
800 Screwfix staff at each of its stores nationwide are riding a leg over an eight week period with a target to raise £100,000 for The Screwfix Foundation. The route started in Scotland, taking in the challenging terrain and has since made its way over the Irish Sea for the Northern Ireland leg of the tour. The baton will re-enter the British mainland and work its way down England and Wales, before ending at Screwfix head office in Yeovil, Somerset.
On the final leg of the tour, 21 Screwfix head office employees will ride a gruelling 163 miles to Screwfix’s 400th store in Hinckley, Leicestershire.
Stephen Burke, Trustee of The Screwfix Foundation comments: “We are extremely proud of all the staff at Screwfix’s 400 stores throughout the UK who are participating in this incredible challenge. It’s a fantastic achievement which is raising money to enable The Screwfix Foundation to continue its hard work in supporting well-deserving, local causes.”
The Screwfix Foundation is now calling out for charities throughout the UK to apply for a share of the funds raised by ‘Tour de Screwfix’.
Andrew Livingston, CEO of Screwfix, said: “The challenge is a great way to celebrate the launch of our 400th store in Hinckley, which is the latest addition in our nationwide store expansion programme. We will see a total of 60 brand new Screwfix stores in 2015 to give local tradesmen even better access to all the essentials they need, at a time and place that suits them.”
The Screwfix Foundation works with two national charity partners, Barnardo’s children’s charity and Macmillan Cancer Support, as well as lending a welcome helping hand to smaller, local registered charities, which are carrying out projects which involve fixing, maintaining or repairing buildings or facilities for those in need. To apply for funding, visit www.screwfixfoundation.com