The Screwfix Foundation has reinvigorated its branding to celebrate its 10 years of donations and support for various charities as it looks back on the £13 million it has raised in that time.
The large sum of money from Screwfix customers, colleagues and suppliers has been donated to more than 2,500 organisations. In the last two years alone, the more than half a million people have been helped by donations from The Screwfix Foundation.
Some examples of the Foundation providing support includes a new floor and air conditioning it installed for the The Vale Pantry, a social supermarket that helps families who face food insecurity, and donating to a women’s refuge in Cambridgeshire to refurbish their counselling rooms.
The generous donations have also enabled The Screwfix Foundation to donate funds to its charity partner, Macmillan Cancer Support. To date, more than £700,000 has been donated to the Macmillan Grant Scheme which provides home improvements for those affected by cancer.
Liz Bell, trustee of the Foundation, commented: “Customers and colleagues enable us to donate around £400,000 every quarter to charities and not-for-profit organisations, no “thank you” is big enough for what they do to make this possible. As we head into Christmas, we are hoping to raise more than ever before in our raffle to help local communities. I especially love how our colleagues will go the extra mile to find ways to raise money too!”
Kelvin Jackson, another trustee, added: “Since becoming a Trustee in 2022, I was amazed at the requests we received. I had never thought about how charities often don’t get funding for fixing, repairing or maintaining their buildings, so being able to see how we can help is amazing. Visiting some of charities has shown me first-hand how the little things make a big difference.”