Charles Young Centre, based in South Shields, is celebrating after being awarded £4,950 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.

Gordon Robertshaw, from Charles Young Centre comments: “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these much needed funds to support our charity. The charity provides facilities for the elderly and disabled giving them a daily healthy meal, social inclusion with others and enables them to be more independent. The funding will be used towards replacing the felt on the roof which is currently leaking. We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising – it’s been a great help to us.”

Denise Smith, Store Manager of the Screwfix store in South Shields, 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 Charles Young Centre.

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

For more information about The Screwfix Foundation, visit