A domestic abuse charity based in Swansea received a donation of £1,000 from Amazon’s Swansea Bay fulfilment centre to mark International Women’s Day.

Swansea Women’s Aid supports women, with or without children, who are victims to any form of domestic violence and abuse.

The charity provides an array of services including temporary accommodation for those seeking refuge, one to one support, counselling, homeopathy, empowerment workshops, support for sexually exploited women, a live chat helpline and support for children and young people. It also offers practical support and guidance on housing, health, benefits and legal procedures to help rebuild lives and self-esteem.

This is the second time that the Amazon team in Swansea has donated to Swansea Women’s Aid, following a similar donation in 2020. Last year, the donation was used to help those affected by COVID-19, and this year it will be used to continue to be able to offer virtual, emergency and crisis support to all service users.

Speaking on the donation, Omer Kartal, Site Leader at Amazon in Swansea, said:

“We are proud to support Swansea Women’s Aid, a charity that does so much to support vulnerable women and children in Swansea. We hope this donation will offer a helping hand to the charity’s staff and volunteers and we commend them for their ongoing efforts to support our community.”

Kerry Jones from Swansea Women’s Aid added:

“On behalf of the team from Swansea Women’s Aid, we want to say a big thank you to Omer and the Amazon team in Swansea. This donation will go a long way in helping us continue to support vulnerable women and children in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The donation was made as part of Amazon’s programme to support the communities around its operating locations in 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 more than three and a half million healthy breakfasts to families around the UK.

For more information on how Amazon is supporting the UK during COVID-19, click here.