The Screwfix Foundation supports Community Campus 87 in Stockton

The Screwfix Foundation supports Community Campus 87 in Stockton

Stockton based charity Community Campus 87, is celebrating after being awarded £3,500 worth of funding from The Screwfix Foundation.

Carl Ditchburn CEO from Community Campus 87 said: “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these much-needed funds to support our charity. For the past 30 years we have been working to provide accommodation support and training for young people across the Tess Valley, bringing empty properties back into use via our construction training scheme.

“The funding will be used to renovate an empty property in the area which requires a new kitchen, bathroom and redecoration. We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising – it’s been a great help to us,” he added.

David Gallagher, Screwfix Stockton Store Manager, said: “We’re so happy that one of our local charities has been awarded funding by The Screwfix Foundation.

“Screwfix customers are the driving force behind the Foundation, and without their generous donations, it wouldn’t be possible to support so many charities like Community Campus 87.

“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 has awarded more than £4 million of much-needed funding to help a variety of local projects throughout the UK. The charity supports projects to fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and facilities for those in need.

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.

Relevant projects from across the Tees Valley and Durham are invited to apply online for a share of the funding at screwfixfoundation.com.

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