7 Sep 2020 11:23
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The Amazon Bolton team has made a £1,000 donation to a domestic abuse and violence charity in the town.

Fortalice works with victims and their children who are affected by domestic abuse and violence. The charity offers frontline services including a 24-hour helpline, live chat, crisis and advocacy work, training and group work and a refuge for women and children, with 22 flats.

The donation will purchase laptops to help families in the charity's refuge to communicate with each other and to help children do schoolwork.

Nicolas Verdon, Site Leader at Amazon in Bolton, said:

"The staff and volunteers at Fortalice work hard to ensure people are safe and free from violence. We are pleased to support their efforts with this donation and hope it helps them continue their great work."

Gill Smallwood, Chief Executive of Fortalice, added:

"We are so grateful to receive Amazon's donation, this helps us to support adults and their children of domestic abuse, particularly during COVID-19 where funds are diminishing. The funding will help us meet the needs of victims who desperately need the service - huge thanks to Amazon."

Fortalice received the donation as part of the "Amazon in the Community" programme, whereby the company supports the communities around its operating locations across the UK.

Community donations is 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 teaming up with charity partner Magic Breakfast and delivering three quarters of a million healthy breakfasts to families around the UK.


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