A children’s charity based in Wythenshawe has received a donation of £2,000 from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Manchester as it continues its services following the impact of Covid-19.
The staff and volunteers at Wythenshawe Children’s Centre in South Manchester, part of Barnardo’s, received a £1,000 cash donation and a donation of products worth £1,000 from the Amazon team to help increase the reach of its services across the region.
The Children’s Centres support children aged from birth to five years and their families through the critical early years of their development, in order that they are school ready.
The donation is part of a longstanding relationship between Amazon and Barnardo’s. At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, Amazon donated £10,000 to Barnardo’s to help the charity during the early stages of lockdown.
In late 2019, Amazon donated £30,000 to Barnardo’s and hosted STEM Christmas parties for children supported by the charity in dozens of Amazon buildings across the UK.
Speaking on the donation, Amazon Manchester site leader, Imani Change said: “The team at Amazon is passionate about supporting the young people in our community and we jumped at the chance to make this donation to the Wythenshawe Children’s Centres.
“The work they do is needed now more than ever and they have our full support as they continue to have a positive impact on children across South Manchester.”
Nikki Somerville, Children’s Services Manager at Barnardo’s, added: “The impact of COVID-19 continues to be deeply felt by children and families in the Wythenshawe community and it’s fantastic to get this support once again from the Amazon team.
“The financial and product donations are hugely appreciated by everyone at Wythenshawe Children’s Centres and Barnardo’s and will enable us to enrich the service offer to the children and families who need us most.”
Community donations are one of a number of ways in which Amazon is supporting communities across the UK during Covid-19.
Amazon is providing disadvantaged students with online STEM courses as well as teaming up with charity partner Magic Breakfast and delivering 1.4m healthy breakfasts to families around the UK.