THE SCREWFIX FOUNDATION SUPPORTS DISABILITY SPORT YORKSHIRE

Disability Sport (part of the Federation of Disability Sports Organisations), based in Wakefield, is celebrating after being awarded £4,574 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.

Kevan Halliday-Brown, Chief Executive of The Federation of Disability Sports Organisations comments: “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these much-needed funds to support our charity. FDSO promotes sport and active recreation for disabled people across Yorkshire, with many groups and activities held each week at our base here in Wakefield. The funding was used to replace the existing entrance doors at our Denhale Activity Recreation Centre. They were manually operated, heavy and cumbersome to negotiate for people with restrictions. We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising – it’s been a great help to us.”

Adam Woodburn, Store Manager of the Screwfix store in Wakefield, 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 The Federation of Disability Sports Organisations.

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

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

Caption;- Lt_R  Wakefield Screwfix store manager Adam Woodburn hands the cheque to Kevan Halliday-Brown at the Denhale Active Recreation Centre, by the new replacement doors

-ENDS-

 

Note to editors

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.

 

PRESS information:

For more information, please contact:

The Screwfix Foundation,

E: Foundation@screwfix.com