Hospice Supported by Amazon Bolton Team

31 May 2022 04:24
Published by: Scott Callan

The team at the Amazon fulfilment centre in Bolton, along with their colleagues in Manchester and Warrington, have made a £3,000 donation to a hospice providing care and support to people living with life-limiting illnesses.

St Ann's Hospice supports patients from across Greater Manchester and parts of Cheshire at its sites in Heald Green and Little Hulton, as well as via a range of community and outreach services.

The Amazon teams made the donation in support of Manchester's Midnight Walk, a fundraising event in aid of St Ann's Hospice. The charity walk challenges participants to a 10km walk through Manchester's streets at midnight, with virtual enrolment available for those who are unable to make it to the city.

30 employees from the Amazon fulfilment centres in Bolton, Manchester and Warrington participated in the event.

John Strydom, General Manager at Amazon in Bolton, said:

"The hospice provides vital services in our community, and we wanted to lend a helping hand to the great support provided to patients and families from Bolton with this donation."

Rachel McMillan, Chief Executive at St Ann's Hospice, added:

"On behalf of everyone at St Ann's Hospice, I'd like to thank John, Ian and James, and the teams at Amazon in Bolton, Manchester and Warrington for this donation. The kind support of the community keeps our doors open, and every donation makes a real difference to our patients and those closest to them."

The donation to St Ann's Hospice was made as part of Amazon's programme to support the communities in and around its opening locations across the UK.

Amazon is providing disadvantaged students with online STEM courses as well as teaming up with charity partner Magic Breakfast and delivering more than five million healthy breakfasts to families in England.

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