Screwfix staff do their bit for 5,500 mile challenge

Ryan Holden and Kris Matthews prepare to take on the Tour de Screwfix challenge. EMN-150430-162526001
Ryan Holden and Kris Matthews prepare to take on the Tour de Screwfix challenge. EMN-150430-162526001

Staff from the Screwfix store in Louth recently participated in ‘Tour de Screwfix’, a 5,500 mile national cycle relay, to raise money for charity.

The funds will go to the Screwfix Foundation, a charity which supports projects to fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and facilities for those in need in the UK.

To mark the opening of its 400th store, 800 Screwfix staff from its stores nationwide are riding a leg over an eight week period with a target to raise £100,000 for The Screwfix Foundation.

Ryan Holden and Kris Matthews, from the Louth store, covered the Louth to Scunthorpe leg of the challenge, covering 39.2miles.

Kris Matthews said: “The ‘Tour De Screwfix’ was a fantastic challenge to be part of. Everyone should be really proud of the part they played and we can’t wait to see the final amount.

“The Screwfix Foundation is now calling out for charities in and around Louth to apply for a share of the funds.”

Andrew Livingston, CEO of Screwfix, said: “We are extremely proud of all the staff at all of our 400 stores throughout the UK who are participating in this incredible challenge.

“It’s a fantastic achievement which is raising money to enable The Screwfix Foundation to continue its hard work in 
supporting well-deserving, local causes.”

The challenge started in Inverness on April 13, and will travel to every store in the UK.

The Screwfix Foundation works with two national charity partners, Barnardo’s children’s charity and Macmillan Cancer Support, as well as lending a welcome helping hand to smaller, local registered charities

• To apply for funding, visit www.screwfix
foundation.com