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Amazon supports London charities

Amazon has donated £12,000 to five London charities that support, educate and provide skills development across the city.

The Felix Project, Foodcycle, Glass Door Homeless Charity, Rackets Cubed and Roots and Shoots were each awarded donations as part of Amazon’s Volunteer Cash Donation Programme, where Amazon employees nominate local causes where they volunteer to receive a cash donation from the company.

Samuel Bryan, Central Sales Executive at Amazon, nominated Roots and Shoots to receive a donation after volunteering with some colleagues.

“We are proud to support Roots and Shoots. It is important to empower young individuals with new skills to gain employment experience. Roots and Shoots works daily to successfully deliver its mission in a safe and inspiring, nature-filled environment.

‘’During our time volunteering, we were taken aback by the welcome we received from staff, impressed by the impact the charity has on young lives, and in awe of the wild garden that they have worked so hard to create.

‘’We hope that this donation helps the Roots and Shoots team continue to deliver its mission to ensure the safety and development of more young Londoners today, and in the future.”

Linda Phillips MBE, director at Roots and Shoots, was grateful for the support.

‘’We are touched to have received this donation from the enthusiastic Amazon employees who volunteered with us.

‘’We rely on corporate volunteers to support the maintenance of our beautiful biodiverse site, and kind donations like these go directly to supporting our fundraising projects that improve educational facilities for young Londoners and the community.”

In September, Amazon employees collaborated with hundreds of community organisations worldwide in Amazon’s Global Month of Volunteering, a programme where Amazon employees volunteered in-person and virtually to support causes they’re passionate about.

John Boumphrey, Amazon UK Country Manager, said: “It’s fantastic to see our employees sharing their ideas and tapping into their passions to give back to our local communities.”

In addition to community donations and employee volunteering, Amazon supports communities throughout the UK by providing free educational services through Amazon Future Engineer and, in collaboration with Magic Breakfast, supplied more than seven million healthy breakfasts to children at risk of hunger in disadvantaged areas of the country.

Earlier this year, Amazon partnered with Comic Relief in raising £2.7 million to support disadvantaged and deprived communities.  

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