Packington children's charity boosted by donation from Amazon team

By Graham Hill

23rd Feb 2021 | Local News

Sophie is part of the Phoenix Children's Foundation's work
Sophie is part of the Phoenix Children's Foundation's work

A Packington children's charity has received a £1,000 donation from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Coalville.

The Phoenix Children's Foundation raises funds each year, to then support children and young people with special needs and their families, by funding life-enhancing and enriching activities.

The charity also provide donations, such as specialist equipment for children's hospices, and makes contributions towards the purchase of specialist wheelchairs.

The donation from the Amazon team will go towards funding our ongoing outdoor education facility and animal assisted activities.

Commenting on the donation, Martin Cox, General Manager at Amazon in Coalville, said: "The Phoenix Children's Foundation is a fantastic charity and we are pleased to offer them this donation.

"It offers lots of support to youngsters and their families with the ultimate aim of making their lives easier."

Anita Withers from The Phoenix Children's Foundation, added: "On behalf of everyone at The Phoenix Children's Foundation, I want to say a big thank you to Martin and the team from Amazon.

"Donations like this bolster the support we provide and allow us to make a difference in our community."

The Phoenix Children's Foundation received the donation as part of the Amazon in the Community programme, whereby the company supports the communities around its operating locations across the UK.

Community donations are 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 over two million healthy breakfasts to families around the UK.

     

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