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The Amazon fulfilment centre in Chesterfield has made a £1,000 donation to a poverty charity in Bolsover.

Freedom was set up in 2008 to support people who are struggling with poverty. The charity provides benefits advice, mental health support and a food bank for vulnerable people. The charity also organises a range of free and low-cost activities for the people it supports.

Freedom plans to use the donation from the Amazon team to support their foodbank.

Richard Cowlishaw-Ellison, Site Leader at Amazon in Chesterfield, said:

“We’re proud to support organisations like Freedom, who make a real difference in our community. The charity’s staff and volunteers have been a great support to people in Bolsover during COVID-19 and we want to lend a helping hand with this donation.” 

Sharon Bagshaw, who nominated Freedom for donation, said:

“I’m really pleased that Amazon is supporting Freedom with this donation. The charity provides a vital service for many in our community.”

Mark North CEO from Freedom added:

“On behalf of everyone at Freedom, I want to say thank you to Richard and the team from Amazon. This has been a hugely challenging year and donations like these ensure we are able to keep helping those who need us most.”

Freedom received the donation as part Amazon’s programme to support the communities around its operating locations across 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 four million healthy breakfasts to families around the UK.

For more information on how Amazon is supporting the UK during COVID-19, visit

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