Tamworth charity gets a helping hand from Amazon

Friday, 3rd August 2018

A CHARITY which provides support to people affected by cancer and chronic illnesses has received a donation of £5,000 from the Amazon team in Rugeley.

Tamworth Wellbeing Cancer Support Centre supports people and their families who are battling with cancer and chronic illnesses. The charity promotes wellbeing through diet, exercise, fun activities and complementary therapies.

£1,000 of the donation has been allocated to fund weekly wellbeing sessions such as Tai Chi, Yoga, Singing for Health and Meditation. Part of the donation will also help support the payment of rent and utility bills to ensure that the centre remains open to provide the much-needed client services.

The charity was nominated by members of the fulfilment centre team, as part of a Stand Out Charity Partnership. This programme of partnerships is run across the UK, whereby the fulfilment centre team will work closely with a charity over the coming months on a number of fundraising activities to provide support and encourage positive change in the community.

Speaking on the donation, Nathan Fetherston, General Manager at Amazon Rugeley, said: “Tamworth Wellbeing Cancer Support Centre does such a great job helping in our local community. We couldn’t be happier to be supporting them as our Stand Out charity this year. This initiative will help us support those working to make the local community a better place. We’re excited to see what we can achieve with Tamworth Wellbeing Cancer Support Centre over the coming months.”

Paula Da-Silva, Centre Manager at Tamworth Wellbeing Cancer Support Centre, added: “We’re incredibly grateful to everyone at Amazon Rugeley for their vote of support. The donation will make a big difference, helping us support people and their families during a difficult time. We’d like to take the chance to say a big thank you to Nathan and the team for helping us reach as many people as possible.”

This donation is in addition to the “Amazon In The Community” programme, which supports the communities around its operating locations across the UK.

This article was supplied to Tamworth Informed by Alex Symington.