Amazon donation helps primary school students

By Barrie Hudson - 4 March 2024

  • Swindon's Amazon centre

    Swindon's Amazon centre

A Swindon primary school has received a donation of educational resources worth £3,000 from the Amazon fulfilment centre in the town.

The donation went to Penhill-based Seven Fields Primary School, and followed a previous donation earlier this year of back-to-school kits, worth £4,500, which included back packs, stationery and toiletries. 

The most recent donation included items such as water bottles, beanbags and benches for the Swindon-based primary school. 

David Tindal, General Manager at Amazon in Swindon, said: “We’re pleased to support the pupils of Seven Fields Primary School with this donation and are pleased to continue building our relationship with the school. 

"We hope this donation provides a boost to the school’s resources.”

Headteacher Gill Young said: "Thank David and the team at Amazon for this donation and your continued support. 

"Donations like this mean our pupils can have better educational resources and continue to develop for their future.” 

Amazon has supported more than 500,000 students across the UK with free computer science and STEM education programmes through Amazon Future Engineer. 

Amazon helps community organisations transport meals and other essentials to families in need through its pro bono logistics programme, Amazon Local Good, including more than seven million healthy breakfasts to children at risk of hunger in partnership with Magic Breakfast. 

Through its Multibank initiative, co-founded with former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Amazon has supported more than 200,000 families experiencing poverty, with the donation of more than 2 million surplus essential goods.

Amazon partners with Comic Relief to help people tackle poverty and is the official home of the charity’s iconic Red Nose. 

Last year, together with its employees, customers, and partners, Amazon raised over £2.7 million to fund projects that support people struggling with the cost-of-living crisis and tackle issues such as homelessness, mental health problems, and food insecurity across the UK, and around the world.

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