Amazon Hemel Hempstead donates £1,000 to Young Lives vs Cancer during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
The Amazon team at its fulfillment center in Hemel Hempstead made a donation of £1,000 to Young Lives vs Cancer during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September.
The donation to the UK’s largest charity for children and young people with cancer was made in September as part of the company’s global Amazon Goes Gold campaign
#AmazonGoesGold, now in its fifth year, is a global initiative to highlight, support and amplify the incredible work of many organizations to increase survival through lifesaving treatments and research.
Amazon Hemel Hempstead to donate £1,000 to Young Lives vs Cancer during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Every year Amazon supports and partners with childhood cancer organizations across Europe that make it possible for every child affected by cancer to fight for their future.
This year’s charitable partners include the Starlight Foundation, Together for Short Lives and the Children’s Cancer and Leukemia Group.
Young Lives vs Cancer plans to use Amazon’s donation in Hemel Hempstead to help young people find the strength to face cancer and everything it throws their way.
The charity’s social workers help with the impact a cancer diagnosis has on young people’s lives, such as not having to go to school, work or university and their friends and family while they go through treatment.
The donation was made as part of the company’s global Amazon Goes Gold campaign
The ten Homes from Home in the UK also offer families a free place to stay close to the hospital while their child is being treated so they can be together.
Amazon Goes Gold saw Amazon’s team in Hemel Hempstead hold a series of gold themed events for a month. The gold theme is a recognition of the international color for childhood cancer.
One of the events this year was a 48-hour PJammin’ party. The team in Hemel Hempstead joined colleagues across the UK in wearing pyjamas to work in honor of children who spend every day in their pyjamas during treatment.
Amazon Hemel Hempstead Site Leader, Imani Change, said: “It’s fantastic to be supporting Young Lives vs Cancer as part of this year’s Amazon Goes Gold campaign and we hope the donation will give a boost to the staff and volunteers who do so much for the children in our community.”
Young Lives vs Cancer plans to use the donation to help young people find the strength to face cancer and all that lies ahead
One of the Amazon fulfillment center employees who participated in Amazon Goes Gold is Paula Atanasoaie.
She added: “It’s great that Amazon continues to support children’s cancer organizations both here in Hemel Hempstead and around the world.
“I loved taking part in the activities on our site and I’m delighted to be able to make this donation to such a brilliant charity in our community.”