Trowbridge based charity gets a helping hand from the Screwfix Foundation
Alzheimer’s Support, based in Trowbridge, 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.
Emer Bolt from Alzheimer’s Support comments: “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these much needed funds to support our charity. Our charity offers a range of flexible services to support people living at home with dementia, helping them to maintain as much independence and control over their lives as possible. We work alongside family carers, providing information and emotional support throughout the course of the illness. The funding will be used to refurbish the main office ‘Park House’, with heating repairs, redecoration and refurbishment of the charities toilets. We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising – it’s been a great help to us.”
Mike Davey, Store Manager of the Screwfix store in Melksham, 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 Alzheimer’s Support.
Relevant projects from across Trowbridge are invited to apply online for a share of the funding at screwfixfoundation.com.
For more information about The Screwfix Foundation, visit screwfixfoundation.com.