19 Jul 2021 12:44
Published by: Scott Callan

 The Amazon team in Bolton has made a £1,000 donation to a charity in Salford that aims to combat children’s cancer in the UK.


Kidscan funds and manages research into new and improved treatments for children with cancer. The charity is based in Salford but supports children and research projects across the country.


The Amazon team in Bolton also supported Kidscan in 2019, as part of the Amazon Goes Gold campaign. The campaign takes place annually to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer and the Bolton team donated £3,000. 


This donation will go towards funding Kidscan’s research for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.


Speaking on the donation, Nicolas Verdon, General Manager at Amazon’s Bolton fulfilment centre, said:


“On behalf of the team, we would like to thank Kidscan for its dedication to caring for children with cancer. We hope this donation will help fund the research project and help the charity to continue its work and scientific progression.”


Val Williamson, Amazon employee said: “Kidscan is a great charity and one very close to my heart and I am pleased Amazon could support the team with this donation.”


Kirsty Leigh, Head of Operations & Marketing at Kidscan, said:


“COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on researchers across the sector and it has been difficult to secure funding. We are thankful for this donation from Amazon and it will help fund vital research into childhood leukaemia.”


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.

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