Seaview Project receives a helping hand from The Screwfix Foundation

Seaview Project receives a helping hand from The Screwfix Foundation

Seaview Project, based in St Leonards on Sea, is celebrating after being awarded £3,200 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.

Sue Burgess from Seaview Project comments: “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these much-needed funds to support our charity. The funding will be used to install efficient air conditioning and heating system in the centre and will make a tremendous difference. We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising – it’s been a great help to us.”

Seaview has been in existence in Hastings and St Leonards for 34 years, meeting the needs of people on the edge of society for a range of reasons. Seaview is a vibrant community asset and works with approximately 1,400 different individuals a year through several programmes of service.

Kieran Baldwin, Store Manager of the Screwfix store in St Leonards, said: “We’re delighted that one of our local charities has been awarded funding by The Screwfix Foundation

“Screwfix customers and colleagues are the driving force behind the Foundation, and without their generous donations, it wouldn’t be possible to support so many charities such as Seaview Project.

“Over the past six years customers have been donating through sponsoring various staff fundraisers, in-store donation boxes and pennies online. 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 Seaview Project.

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

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