Snooker legend Jimmy White, Northumbrian Builder Stephen Halliburton and the Screwfix team present cheque to Everyman.
Screwfix goes nuts to raise £80 000
Published: 23 September, 2010
YEOVIL: Screwfix, the multi-channel supplier of tools and fittings, is celebrating reaching an £80,000 fundraising milestone for its ‘Don’t Be a Spanner, Check Your Nuts’ campaign for Everyman.
Staff and customers nationwide have been actively supporting the campaign for the last year and Screwfix celebrated its hard work with an official celebrity cheque handover in July.
Screwfix representatives teamed up with celebrity sportsman and Everyman patron Jimmy White at the Snooker Legends event to present Everyman, the male cancer charity, with an £80 000 cheque.
Screwfix staff and customers have pulled together to raise the £80,000 through inventive activities from auctions, pop concerts, football matches and raft races to adrenalin-fuelled skydives and bungee jumps. Staff have been going the extra mile to support the cause and raise awareness of testicular and prostate cancer, including 20 intrepid employees who embarked on a gruelling 30 mile sponsored walk from the Screwfix head office in Yeovil to the Taunton trade counter.
Screwfix’s specially designed range of charity T-shirts and beanie hats have also been flying off the shelves over the last year to raise money and awareness of male cancers. Alongside Jimmy White several other famous faces, including comedian Paddy McGuinness, the Apprentice’s Phil Taylor and football legend Matt Le Tissier, have also donned the distinctive charity T-shirts to show their support for the 'Don’t Be a Spanner, Check Your Nuts' campaign.
John Mewett, marketing director for Screwfix, explains: “We’d really like to thank our staff and customers for backing the campaign – through the sale of the merchandise we’ve been able to raise much-needed funds for Everyman, as well as awareness of a really important issue. Reaching the £80,000 milestone is a fantastic achievement for everyone associated with Screwfix, and we are thrilled to be a part of such a successful campaign.”