Swindon Carers Centre receives £2,000 charity boost from Amazon

By Ben Fitzgerald - 31 July 2019

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Volunteers at a local charity received a special delivery this week when the team from Amazon’s Delivery Station in Swindon stopped by with a £2,000 donation.

Swindon Carers Centre 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.

Swindon Carers Centre was established to provide help and support to the 21,000 carers in Swindon. The organisation provides practical and emotional support to individuals carrying out a caring role for people with a physical or mental health condition, a learning disability or a drug or alcohol dependency.  

The donation will go towards trips to Cineworld for the young carers aged 5 – 17, where they will enjoy a private cinema experience and a group meal afterwards.

To mark the donation, members of Amazon’s Swindon Delivery Station team visited Swindon Carers Centre to meet some of the staff and volunteers.

Amazon’s Swindon Delivery Station Manager, £Kyle Spiller, said: “On behalf of the Amazon team in Swindon I would like to say a big thank you to Swindon Carers Centre for inviting our team to meet some of the staff and volunteers. We’re pleased to provide this donation to such a worthy cause and hope it goes towards helping more carers within our community.”

Debbie Murphy-Myers, Service Delivery Manager, from Swindon Carers Centre added: “We’re really thankful to receive this support from Amazon in Swindon and it was great to meet the team. To have a business like Amazon behind us is really encouraging. This donation will help many more young carers in Swindon to have a break from their caring role.”

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