Bolton charities welcome donations from Amazon

3 Aug 2021 11:56
Published by: Scott Callan

The Amazon team in Bolton has donated £1,000 to two charities that support social welfare and homelessness in the town.

Bolton NICE works with community groups, charities and other organisations that support the Bolton community. The charity provides financial support, advice and help to these organisations which create employment opportunities, relieve financial hardship and improve the life skills of people in Bolton.

Emmaus Bolton provides a home and meaningful work for up to 22 formerly homeless people for as long as they require. The Companions (residents), participate in the charity’s social enterprises, which include a charity ‘department store’, garden centre, café, and workshops.

Each charity received £1,000 from Amazon in Bolton.

Speaking on the donations, John Strydom, General Manager at Amazon’s Bolton fulfilment centre, said:

“On behalf of everyone at Amazon in Bolton, I would like to thank the staff and volunteers at Bolton NICE and Emmaus for the services they provide for the Bolton community. We are pleased to support their important work with these donations.”

Giedre Stanionyte, who nominated the charities for support, said: “These charities are a lifeline for people in our community and I am really pleased Amazon could support them with these donations.”

Tony Stephenson from Emmaus Bolton, added: “Thank you to the team at Bolton Amazon – the last 18 months have been very difficult particularly as our various businesses have had to close during the lockdowns. This generous support from Amazon will help us to maintain a safe community for our Companions and assist us to continue our other work in the Bolton community.’

The charities 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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