24 Feb 2021 11:20
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The Amazon fulfilment centre in Bolton has donated more than £3,500 to charities in Bolton and Manchester.


The team donated £1,886 to Bolton Hospice and £1,886 to St. Ann’s Hospice in Manchester as part of a community support programme. 


Bolton Hospice provides care and support for local people facing life-limiting illnesses, and their families. The hospice has 16 private rooms for those who require impatient care, it also has a relaxed space that offers a flexible, drop-in support service as well as caring for people seriously ill in their own homes.


St. Ann’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care for people with cancer and non-cancer life-limiting illness across its three hospices in Great Manchester. The charity also provides support for relatives, carers and friends of the patients as well as helping loved ones come to terms with their loss.  


Bolton Hospice plans to use the donation to continue to provide free expert care and support to local people facing a life-limiting illness, in the hospice, at their new wellbeing hub and at home. 


Speaking on the donation, Nicolas Verdon, Site Leader at Amazon in Bolton, said: 


“We are pleased to support Bolton Hospice and St. Ann’s Hospice with these donations, and we hope it helps the staff and volunteers at the charities to continue their important work.”

Rachel McMillan, Chief Executive of St Ann's Hospice, said:

"We're one of the oldest and largest hospices in the UK and are celebrating our 50th anniversary this year.  We simply wouldn't still be here caring for patients without the kind support of businesses and individuals who raise money and make donations, so we're hugely grateful to the team at Amazon for their kind support.

"With contributions like this one, it really does mean we can keep our doors open and continue to provide care and support people in our community facing a life-limiting diagnosis.”


Kathryn Willett, Fundraising Manager from Bolton Hospice added: 


“On behalf of everyone here at the hospice, I would like to thank the Amazon team for its support. We wouldn’t be able to provide our specialist care without donations like this, so thank you to Nicolas and the team.”


These donations were made 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 over 2 million healthy breakfasts to families around the UK.

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