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Community Centre Welcomes Donation from Amazon in Swansea

A community centre in Pentre has received a £1,000 donation from the team at Amazon’s fulfilment centre in Swansea.

Canolfan Pentre combats isolation and loneliness for local residents. The charity offers a chance for people to get involved in the community through after school clubs, parent and toddler groups and learning opportunities.

The donation from Amazon will go towards the running costs and activities for our after school clubs and friendship groups.

 

Dan Boulger, Site Leader at Amazon in Swansea, said:

“Canolfan Pentre provides a fantastic variety of inclusive and supportive services for people, and we want to see it thrive. We hope the staff get a well-deserved boost from this donation as they plan future events and activities.”

Rachel Evans, from Canolfan Pentre, added:

“Thank you to Dan and the team at Amazon in Swansea for this donation. We rely on the kindness of others when it comes to financial support and with this donation, we can continue to host our clubs for children and families across Pentre.”

 

Community donations and employee volunteering are just two of the ways Amazon supports the communities where it operates. Amazon co-founded the Multibank initiative with former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown to support families in poverty. The Multibank ‘Cwtch Mawr’ opened in Swansea this year, with Faith in Families, providing surplus essentials, donated by Amazon and others, directly to those in need. The initiative aims to support more than more than 40,000 families across South Wales.

 

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.

 

Amazon partners with Comic Relief to help people tackle poverty and is the official home of the charity’s iconic Red Nose. Together with its employees, customers, and partners, Amazon has raised over £4.8 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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