A local charity that provides support for children, teenagers and young adults diagnosed with cancer has received a donation of £1,000 from the local Amazon Delivery Station as part of its community support programme.
Cancer Fund for Children’s aim is to support every young person, aged 0-24 years old, diagnosed with cancer or living with a parent diagnosed with cancer, during and after treatment so that no family has to face cancer alone.
Cancer Fund for Children, Northern Ireland’s leading cancer charity, plans to use the donation to provide a family with a therapeutic short break to Daisy Lodge.
Daisy Lodge is a purpose-built therapeutic centre located in Newcastle Co. Down for families affected by cancer. Designed with comfort in mind, during their stay families are able to spend quality time together in a safe and supportive environment; far away from the pressures of gruelling cancer treatment and hospital visits.
To celebrate the donation, members of the local Amazon team visited the charity’s Belfast headquarters on Airport Road.
The visit was led by Amazon Belfast Delivery Station Manager, Jim Press. Jim, who has previously supported the charity by taking part in its annual Bog Run with his wife, said:
“Cancer Fund for Children plays a vital role in our community, offering help for children, young people and their families when they need it most. When the chance came up to support their efforts, we were happy to get involved. On behalf of everyone at Amazon in Belfast, we’d like to wish the charity well in its continued efforts to support our local community.”
Lauren Cunningham, Relationship Manager from Cancer Fund for Children added:
“It’s fantastic to get this support from a local business like Amazon. Like many charities, we rely on the support of our community to help those in need and I’d like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to Jim and his team at Amazon in Belfast for this generous donation.”
The donation forms part of the ‘Amazon In The Community’ programme whereby the company supports the communities around its operating locations across the UK.
Amazon Logistics is helping independent local delivery companies to grow their businesses and observe how the site adds capacity and flexibility to Amazon’s delivery network.
Amazon has created more than 30 permanent jobs at the 10,000 square metre delivery station and works with 8 independent delivery companies with more than 200 drivers to provide the fast and reliable delivery Amazon customers love and trust. Packages are shipped to the delivery station from Amazon fulfilment and sortation centres and loaded onto vehicles to get delivered to customers.