Amazon supports Bolton youth charity

6 Oct 2021 03:55
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The Amazon team in Bolton has made a £1,000 donation to a charity that supports young people in the town.

 Bolton Lads & Girls Club provides young people with a safe, fun space to spend their free time. The charity has four centres across Bolton, which inspire young people through sport, arts, music, dance, drama, and other activities. It offers support to some of Bolton’s most vulnerable and complex children, young people, and families.

The charity provides 1:1 support for children and families from Early Help to child protection, the Young Carers service, programmes for Looked after children, and programmes that tackle employability, homelessness, and independent living for those 16 and over.

In addition, Bolton Lads & Girls Club have a range of mental health services including bereavement support, Safe Zones, THRIVE practitioners and work in schools providing 1:1 and group therapeutic support.

This donation will go towards the Bolton Lads & Girls Club Youth Inclusion Project. This will support children and young people with disabilities and additional needs to participate in a variety of sporting, recreational, and developmental activities which will benefit them now and in the future. The project will also reduce the likelihood of participants feeling isolated, anxious, and escalating to crisis point, thus relieving pressure on the NHS and CAMHS.  

Speaking on the donation, John Strydom, Site Leader at Amazon’s Bolton fulfilment centre, said: 

“The staff and volunteers at Bolton Lads & Girls Club go the extra mile for the young people in our town and we are pleased to support them with this donation.”

Val Wiliamson, an Amazon employee who nominated the charity for support, said: “Bolton Lads & Girls Club helps our young people come together in a safe, friendly space and I’m pleased that Amazon is supporting the charity with this donation.”

Laura Pendlebury from Bolton Lads & Girls Club, added: “We rely on fundraising and donations to keep opening our doors to over 3000  young people in Bolton and supporting some of the town’s most vulnerable and at risk. We appreciate this donation from Amazon and would like to thank Nicolas and the team for this support.”

The charity received the donation as part of Amazon’s programme to support 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 well as teaming up with charity partner Magic breakfast and delivering more than four million healthy breakfasts to families around the UK.

For more information on how Amazon is supporting the UK during COVID-19, visit

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