DISCOVER U RECEIVES GENEROUS DONATION FROM THE SCREWFIX FOUNDATION

Discover U, based in Stourbridge, is celebrating after being awarded £3,000 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.

Steve Smith from Discover U comments: “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these much needed funds to support our charity. DiscoverU was set up to help adults with learning disability gain skills that may lead to paid work. The funding will be used to help turn the site of the old bakery in Wollaston into a tearoom and workshop where our service users can begin to use these new skills and interact with the local community. We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising – it’s been a great help to us.”

Nick Ford, from the Screwfix store in Kidderminster, 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 Discover U.

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

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