Macmillan Cancer Support
Toolstation is proud to be partnering with Macmillan Cancer Support. There are currently 3 million people living with cancer in the UK, with someone receiving a cancer diagnosis every two minutes. We know that one in two people in the UK will experience a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime.For more than 100 years Macmillan has been there for people with cancer when they needed them most. Today is no exception! Cancer is not going anywhere. And while cancer exists, so will Macmillan. Join us in supporting Macmillan, so they can keep providing physical, financial and emotional support to the millions of people that count on them. If you would like to donate please visit our Just Giving page.
Toolstation has worked with the charitable organisation VIY (Volunteer It Yourself) since 2021. VIY is a social enterprise that teaches young people a range of DIY and trade skills by getting them to volunteer in community projects such as repairing or refurbishing youth facilities. This leads to improvements to the local community as well as teaching the young volunteers skills for life – so everybody benefits. Participants are mentored by local professional tradespeople and can work towards and gain City & Guilds entry level qualifications in construction. Since 2011, more than 12,000 young people have taken part in more than 600 projects in the UK. Toolstation supports this innovative charity by working with them to identify relevant projects and funding the youth element of these specific projects including skills and training, mentoring by VIY’s lead mentors, City & Guilds accreditations for the young people and the facilitation of further training and employment opportunities. In its first year working with VIY, Toolstation worked on projects in Coventry, New Malden, and Wembdon near Bridgwater, helping 99 young people learn valuable trade skills.