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Hospice charity welcomes support from Amazon in Ipswich

Billie Race from Each, Jonathan Whitear, driver, and Joseph C Paul Jnr from Amazon
Billie Race from Each, Jonathan Whitear, driver, and Joseph C Paul Jnr from Amazon

An Ipswich charity that provides hospice care for children has received a donation of £1,500 from the Amazon delivery station team in Ipswich to help it continue to support the local community.

The Treehouse, part of East Anglia Children’s Hospices (EACH), received the donation as part Amazon’s programme to support the communities around its operating locations across the UK.

EACH cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and their families. One of the charity’s hospices, The Treehouse, is based in Ipswich and offers a family centred approach to care including specialist nursing, symptom management nursing, short breaks, wellbeing activities, therapies and counselling.

Amazon Ipswich Operations Specialist, Joseph C Paul Jr, said:

“The Treehouse is doing vital work in our community to help those most in need and we wanted to support their efforts with this local donation. The services offered by the charity’s staff and volunteers have never been more important and I’d like to thank them for everything they’re doing for our community during these challenging times. I would also like the thank BEAZ Logistics Limited for providing an electric van for our visit to the charity.”

Billie Race, Corporate Fundraiser for Suffolk and East Essex at EACH, added:

“The disruption to fundraising and our shops over the last year has meant we’ve been forecasting a deficit throughout the pandemic and this remains the case for at least the next 12 months. At the same time, with families becoming exhausted from shielding, our care is more important than ever. That’s why support like this from Amazon has never been more appreciated – thank you!”

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.

Amazon Logistics is helping independent local delivery companies to grow their businesses and adds capacity and flexibility to Amazon’s delivery network to meet increasing customer demand.

Amazon has created more than 100 permanent jobs at the delivery station in Ipswich and works with more than a dozen independent delivery companies with hundreds of drivers to provide the fast and reliable delivery Amazon customers love and trust. Packages are shipped to the delivery station from Amazon fulfilment and sortation centres and loaded onto vehicles to get delivered to customers.

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