20 Apr 2021 10:59
Published by: Scott Callan

Bolton charity that provides food and essential services for disadvantaged people has received a donation of £5,000 from the Amazon fulfilment centre team in Bolton to help it continue to support the local community during COVID-19.


The donation was made after a member of the Amazon team nominated Urban Outreach to benefit from a special COVID-19 support initiative as part Amazon’s programme to support the communities around its operating locations across the UK.

The charity supports multiple projects which provides food for households in crisis as a result of COVID-19, essential services for the homeless and support for disadvantaged adults and young people in Bolton. The fulfilment centre also donated a number of toys to the charity.
Urban Outreach plans to use the donation for a variety of projects that provide food for families and essential services for homeless people in Bolton.
Speaking on the donation, Amazon Bolton General Manager, Nicolas Verdon, said: 
“We’re proud to support organisations that are making a real difference in our community like Urban Outreach. Its staff and volunteers have been a great support to the people of Bolton during COVID-19 and we want to lend a helping hand with this donation.” 

The charity was nominated for support by Amazon employee, Val Williamson, who said:

 “Urban Outreach is a charity close to my heart and I am pleased that it has been chosen to receive this donation from Amazon. I hope that it gives the staff and volunteers a boost during what continues to be a challenging year."

Dave Bagley, from Urban Outreach, said:

“Like all charities, our services have never been needed more than they are now. Amazon’s support is hugely appreciated and will enable us to continue to reach and help people in our community. Every week, we deliver food and essential to over a 100 households and since April 2020, we have delivered to more than 50,000 people.

“This donation will go towards the work we are doing to ensure children in receipt of free school meals will still get a lunch during the holiday periods. Around Easter, we made around 1,000 lunches each day and in the summer, we are looking to make and distribute around 2,000 each day. Thank you to Nicolas and the team in Bolton for this donation.”
Community donations are one of a number of ways in which Amazon is supporting communities across the UK during COVID-19.

Throughout the pandemic, Amazon has teamed up with charity partner Magic Breakfast to help deliver more than two and a half million healthy breakfasts to disadvantaged children around the UK. The company has also provided students with free online STEM resources and supported virtual classrooms with no-cost resources.

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