The charity Life in Dartford is celebrating after being awarded £5,000 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.
Rebecca Kidd, Dartford Support Worker, from Life comments: “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these much-needed funds to support our charity. Life provides supported housing and care to vulnerable, homeless and at risk pregnant young women who find themselves in crisis. We provide them with a home and enable them to gain the skills that are needed to live independently within the community to prevent repeated homelessness and social exclusion.
The funding was used to provide a new kitchen to enable our tenants to develop their cooking and nutrition skills to help them move on to independent living with their child.
We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising – it’s been a great help to us.”
Carol Cannings, Store Manager of the Dartford Screwfix store, 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 celebrates its fifth birthday this year, 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 Life.
Relevant projects from across Dartford are invited to apply online for a share of the funding at screwfixfoundation.com.
For more information about The Screwfix Foundation, visit screwfixfoundation.com.
Picture Caption;- Left to right, Tracy Norman, Regional Manager; Rebecca Kidd, Support Worker; Alex and baby Eliza.
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