Amazon donation helps students with learning disabilities

Hannah Moody, Neil Travis, Melissa Stanley and Carly Barton from Amazon visit Seashell Trust

A Stockport charity that supports children and young adults with learning disabilities and communication needs has received a £1,000 donation and six Amazon Echo devices from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Manchester.

Seashell Trust in Cheadle Hulme is dedicated to providing a creative, happy and secure environment for all children and young adults.

The donation was used to support the Seashell Trust’s ongoing work with children and young adults with complex learning disabilities and additional communication needs.

Neil Travis, General Manager at Amazon in Manchester, said: “We are grateful for the important work that Seashell Trust provides to people within our community.

“The charity plays such important role in providing an excellent educational experience to all people within our community, and we are delighted to lend a helping hand to our neighbours.

“Our team was also so pleased to learn that one of the students used Amazon Alexa to help him turn his lights off.

“A heart-warming example of how Amazon devices are making a difference in people’s lives and we wanted to ensure that more students at the facility would also benefit from it.”

The donation forms part of the Amazon In The Community programme where the company supports the communities around its operating locations across the UK.

Dominic Tinner at Seashell Trust, added: “On behalf of our incredible team and students who call Seashell Trust their home away from home, we would like to say a heartfelt thank you to Amazon for their generosity.

“Our vision is for all children and young people in our care to feel safe, happy and achieve their best.

“It is donations like this that ensure we can continue to help students learn how to express themselves, engage with the world around them, become more independent and live safe, creative and fulfilling lives.”

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