Derbyshire Blood Bikes, based in Derbyshire, is celebrating after being awarded £4,329 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.

Mark Vallis from Derbyshire Blood Bikes comments: “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these much needed funds to support our charity. Our charity provides free medical courier service to local NHS hospitals and other medical facilities. Transporting blood, blood products, biological samples, medication, equipment or records in direct support of patients undergoing NHS treatment. The funding was used towards placing a secure storage building on the site of their local hospital to store motorbikes. We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising – it’s been a great help to us.”

Dan North, Supervisor of the Screwfix store in Derby – Alfreton Road, 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 Derbyshire Blood Bikes.

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

For more information about The Screwfix Foundation, visit