Amazon's Bolton team supports homeless charity

13 Aug 2021 12:17
Published by: Scott Callan

The Amazon fulfilment centre in Bolton has donated £1,000 to a charity that supports vulnerable young people across Greater Manchester.

The Running Charity helps 16-25 years-olds who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, to build resilience, confidence and self-esteem through running.

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

“We’re really pleased to support such a worthwhile cause and we hope this donation gives the staff and volunteers a boost.”

The charity was nominated for support by Stu Smith, who works at Amazon in Bolton. He said:

“I’m really glad The Running Charity was selected for this donation. They do important work for many young people across Greater Manchester and it’s great that Amazon is supporting its efforts.”

Alex Eagle from The Running Charity, said:

“On behalf of The Running Charity, I want to say a big thank you to Amazon for this donation. Support like this helps us continue in our mission to support young people in our community who experience homelessness”

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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