Hospice’s chapel given cash boost

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St Peter & James Hospice has been awarded £4,000 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.

Kate Gibson from St Peter & James Hospice, said: “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these much needed funds to support our charity. St Peter & James Hospice offers palliative care to more than 600 patients and their families each year.

“The funding will be used to transform our chapel into a bright, welcoming and inclusive space for spiritual reflection for all our patients and their families. We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising – it’s been a great help to us.”

Wayne Elliott, store manager of the Screwfix store near Lewes, added: “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 facilities in deprived areas, to decorating 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 Peter & James Hospice.

The next round of funding will be awarded in early 2016. Relevant projects from across Lewes are invited to apply online for a share of the funding at screwfixfoundation.com.

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