ST LUKE’S HOSPICE GETS A HELPING HAND FROM THE SCREWFIX FOUNDATION

St Luke’s Hospice, based in Basildon, 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.

Eileen Marshall, Chief Executive Officer at St Luke’s Hospice comments: “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these much needed funds to support our charity. St Luke’s Hospice helps those with life-limiting or advanced progressive illnesses. The charity also supports their families and friends, as well as offer a counselling service to those that are bereaved. The funding has been used towards replacing the skylights in the In-patient Unit, which has made a great improvement to the natural light coming in.  The Unit is now lighter, brighter and more welcoming for our patients and visitors.  We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising – it’s been a great help to us.”

Lisa Aston, Store Manager of the Screwfix store in Basildon, 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 St Luke’s Hospice.

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

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