The Screwfix Foundation Celebrates Support For 45 Charities
The Screwfix Foundation, which launched earlier this year, has announced its first wave of bursaries raising £55,000 for 43 local projects which fix, maintain, repair and improve properties and community facilities across the UK.
Funds have been split between the Foundation’s two national charity partners – Barnado’s
children’s charity and Macmillan Cancer Support, with the remaining monies being shared
between 43 local projects. From refurbishing local hospices, to equipping children’s projects
with the latest equipment, and even redeveloping training areas for pet charities, the
Screwfix team have been out in full force fundraising for the cause.
John Mewett, trustee of The Screwfix Foundation, comments: “The support our staff and
customers have given The Screwfix Foundation since it launched in April is phenomenal. To
be able to award funding within the first six months of launching the charity is a really great
achievement that our Screwfix staff can be proud of. The money has been raised through
customer collection boxes in Screwfix stores and staff fundraising activities.”
Fundraising has taken place across the UK with activities ranging from fun days in Bradford
and a sponsored stay in a haunted hotel in Ashington, to mountain treks by the Dudley store
team and exercise challenges in Redruth.
John continues “Screwfix customers have also donated online via Pennies – the online
electronic charity box which enables them to round up their payments to the nearest
pound.Our partnership with Pennies has been so successful, with more than 250,000
donations since we put the system in place.