The Screwfix Foundation supports Brathay Trust in Ambleside

Cumbria based charity Brathay Trust, is celebrating after being awarded £3,500 worth of funding from The Screwfix Foundation.

Scott Umpleby, Head of Fundraising at Brathay Trust said “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these much-needed funds to support our charity. This new facility will allow us to reach even more disadvantaged children and young people, inspiring them to engage positively in their communities.”

“The funding will be used to develop the office building into a centre with disability friendly bedrooms with carers accommodation. We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising – it’s been a great help to us,” he added.

Scott Cameron, Screwfix Kendal Store Manager, said: “We’re so happy that one of our local charities has been awarded funding by The Screwfix Foundation.

“Screwfix customers are the driving force behind the Foundation, and without their generous donations, it wouldn’t be possible to support so many charities like Brathay Trust.

“Over the past six years customers have been donating through sponsoring various staff fundraisers, in-store donation boxes and pennies online. 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 has awarded more than £4 million of much-needed funding to help a variety of local projects throughout the UK. The charity supports projects to fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and facilities for those in need.

It also works closely with national charity partner, Macmillan Cancer Support, as well as supporting smaller, local registered charities.

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

For more information about The Screwfix Foundation, visit