TUNBRIDGE WELLS BASED CHARITY GETS A HELPING HAND FROM THE SCREWFIX FOUNDATION

St George’s Childcare, based in Tunbridge, Kent, is celebrating after being awarded £3589 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.

Abi Aftalion, Fundraising & Development Manager from St George’s Childcare comments: “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these much-needed funds to support our charity. St George’s Childcare is an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ nursery caring for up to 90 children a day aged 3 months to 12 years. We are the only nursery in Tunbridge Wells that supports local families in need with subsidised childcare. As a non-profit organisation there isn’t always money available for wish-list projects.  The funding has been used towards a new mud kitchen. Playing with mud allows children to use imagination and express themselves freely. It also helps children build social skills, develop their creativity and build an affinity for their natural environment. We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising – it’s been a great help to us.”

Steve Hawrylak, Store Manager of the Screwfix store in Tunbridge Wells, 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 George’s Childcare

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

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

Pictured are Steve Hawrylak, Store Manager of the Screwfix store in Tunbridge Wells handing cheque to Abi Aftalion, Fundraising & Development Manager from St George’s Childcare

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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.

 

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For more information, please contact:

The Screwfix Foundation,

E: Foundation@screwfix.com