Wellchild receives generous donation from the Screwfix Foundation

WellChild, the national charity for seriously ill children, based in Cheltenham, 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.

Dorian Ursell from WellChild comments: “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these much needed funds to support our charity. WellChild supports children with long-term or complex health conditions to ensure children can enjoy a better quality of life. The funding enabled us to create a safe garden for a 13 year old girl who suffers from autism and Tourette’s. The garden, at the family’s home in Sandhurst, includes sensory features and a den for her to use as a retreat. We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising – it’s been a great help to us.”

Christopher Speller, Store Manager of the Screwfix store in Camberley, comments: “We’re really pleased that such a deserving charity 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 registered charities like WellChild.

Relevant projects from across Sandhurst are invited to apply online for a share of the funding at screwfixfoundation.com.

For more information about The Screwfix Foundation, visit screwfixfoundation.com.