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Amazon Kegworth donates £1,000 to Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Amazon Kegworth donates £1,000 to Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

The Amazon team at the fulfilment centre in Kegworth has made a £1,000 donation to Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG) as part of the company’s global Amazon Goes Gold campaign during September’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Now in its fifth year, #AmazonGoesGold is a global initiative to highlight, support and amplify the incredible work done by many organisations to increase survival rates through life-saving treatments and research.

Each year, Amazon supports and collaborates with childhood cancer organisations across Europe who make it possible for every child affected by cancer to fight for their future. This year’s charity partners include the Starlight Foundation, Together for Short Lives, and CCLG.

Last week, the Amazon Kegworth team made a £1,000 donation to CCLG as part of the Amazon Goes Gold campaign. The charity plans to use the money to help them fund pioneering research into new, kinder and more effective treatments for childhood cancer.

Amazon Goes Gold saw the team at Amazon in Kegworth hold a month-long series of gold-themed events. The gold theme is in recognition of the international colour for childhood cancer.

One of the events this year was a 48-hour PJammin’ party. The team in Kegworth joined colleagues across the UK by wearing pyjamas to work in honour of children who spend every day in their PJs during treatment.

Amazon Kegworth General Manager, Celia Syme, said:

“It’s fantastic to support CCLG as part of this year’s Amazon Goes Gold campaign and we hope the donation provides a boost to the staff and volunteers who do so much for the children in our community.”

One of the Amazon employees at the fulfilment centre who took part in Amazon Goes Gold is Martin Hayburn. He added:

“It’s great that Amazon continues to support childhood cancer organisations both here in Kegworth and around the world. I loved taking part in the activities at our site and I’m glad we are able to make this donation to such a brilliant charity in our community.”

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