The Screwfix Foundation supports ROCSolid in Newton Aycliffe

ROCSolid, based in Newton Aycliffe, is celebrating after being awarded £5,000 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.

Derek Butler from ROCSolid comments: “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these much needed funds to support our charity. ROCSOLID is an accredited supported housing provider that offer accommodation to vulnerable young people and young families in Co Durham and Teesside. The funding will be used to convert a four-bedroom house into two self-contained flats to accommodate two long-term residents. We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising – it’s been a great help to us.”

Louise Mills, Customer Service Supervisors at the Screwfix store in Newton Aycliffe, comments: “We’re really pleased that one of our local charities has been awarded funding by The Screwfix Foundation. Staff from across the business have held a variety of 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 community facilities, to improving 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 ROCSolid.

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

For more information about The Screwfix Foundation, visit