The 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.
Thanks to their support we’ve been glad to help 11-year-old Lucy and her family.
Lucy contracted GBS Meningitis at 18 days old which left her with profound multiple disabilities. Dad Paul and mum Liz told us: “Her needs require 24 hour care including peg feeding and make significant demands on the whole family. Lucy is, however, a happy, beautiful little girl with a very determined personality.”
Major impact on family life
“Lucy is able to access all areas of our home safely” Paul added, “including upstairs using a new through floor lift. We are all able to finally spend quality time together as a family. Lucy and her younger sister Sophie can enjoy baking together in an open plan kitchen.”
“Lucy is able to access the back garden in her wheelchair and spend time outside in the sunshine which she loves. The family bathroom now contains a specialist bath and hoist so Lucy can enjoy splashing everyone at bath times.”
“The grant was a significant contribution towards the build and has helped to improve Lucy's and our daily lives. As a family we are so grateful and would like to pass on our thanks to the many people who have donated to make Lucy's build possible.”
John Warner, Store Manager of the Screwfix store in our Head Office town of Stroud in Gloucestershire , called in to see us recently and find out more about our work. He said: “We’re really pleased that one of our locally-based 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 project.”
John is seen here with Sarah Trotter from out Trusts and Grants team, chief executive Tom Nutt and events officers Rachel Oakley and Kirsty Owen-Hayward. Tom added: “We’re really grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for their wonderful support, which will make such a difference to families like Lucy’s as they fight back from this devastating disease.”
For more information about The Screwfix Foundation.