Colleagues take part in cycle challenge

Staff at Screwfix prepare for their challenge
Staff at Screwfix prepare for their challenge

A dedicated St Helens employee has put his foot on the pedal to participate in a mammoth 5,500 mile charity cycle relay.

Sean Hodson from the Screwfix store in St Helens took part in ‘Tour de Screwfix’ in a bid to raise money for 
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 nationwide are riding a leg over an eight week period with a target to raise £100,000 for The Screwfix Foundation.

Sean covered the St Helens to Leigh leg of the challenge, cycling 11.5 miles.

He said: “I enjoyed the challenge of ‘Tour De Screwfix’ especially with it being for such a worthwhile cause.

“It will be fantastic to see the final amount raised.”

The Screwfix Foundation is now calling out for charities in and around St Helens to apply for a share of the funds raised by ‘Tour de Screwfix’.

Andrew Livingston, chief executive officer of Screwfix, added: “We are extremely proud of Sean and 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 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, which are carrying out projects which involve fixing, maintaining or repairing buildings or facilities for those in need.

To apply for funding, visit www.screwfixfoundation.com.

For more information on Screwfix visit www.screwfix.com.