Workforce donates £1K to support Northampton charity that helps give children the best start in life
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A workforce has donated £1,000 to a local charity that helps give children and families the best start in life.
The charity, which is run by a network of trained volunteers, supports families with issues such as isolation, post-natal illness, disability, mental health issues, bereavement, multiple births, poverty or financial difficulties, substance abuse or low self-esteem and confidence, and a range of other challenges by offering home visits to work with families one-to-one.
Gareth Davies, site leader at Amazon Daventry, said: “Home-Start Northampton is a lifeline for families in Northampton during times of need and we are pleased we can offer our support once again.”
Jenny Brooks, chairperson of Home-Start Northampton, added: “On behalf of the volunteers and families of Home-Start Northampton, I want to say a big thank you to Gareth and his team. It’s support like this that helps us to continue working hard for vulnerable families.”
Home-Start Northampton received the donation as part of the ‘Amazon in the Community’ programme, in which the company supports the communities around its operating locations across the UK.
Amazon is also providing disadvantaged students with online STEM courses as well as teaming up with charity partner Magic breakfast and delivering three quarters of a million healthy breakfasts to families during the pandemic.
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