ROMSEY CANCER SUPPORT CENTRE, GETS A HELPING HAND FROM THE SCREWFIX FOUNDATION

Romsey Cancer Support Centre, based in Romsey, 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.

Centre Manager, Anne Campbell from Romsey Cancer Support Centre, Jane Scarth House comments: “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these much-needed funds to support our charity. Jane Scarth House is a walk-in centre which offers practical and emotional support to anyone dealing with a cancer diagnosis, whether it is the patient, their family or carer. All our services, which include befriending, counselling and complementary therapies, are offered free of charge to anyone living within reach of Romsey. The funding was used for building materials and furnishings for our new, fully accessible, larger support centre.  We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising – it’s been a great help to us.”

Russ Austin, Store Manager of the Romsey Screwfix store in Greatbridge 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 United Response

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

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

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About The Screwfix Foundation:

The Screwfix Foundation is a charity set up by Screwfix in April 2013. We have a clear purpose of raising funds to support projects that will fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities specifically for those in need in the UK.

The Screwfix Foundation raises funds throughout the year to support causes that will change people’s lives. Working with both national and local charities, The Screwfix Foundation donates much needed funding to help all sorts of projects, from repairing buildings and improving community facilities, to improving the homes of people living with sickness or disability.

 

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The Screwfix Foundation,

E: Foundation@screwfix.com