Norfolk’s largest specialist provider of domestic abuse support has received a donation of £2,000 of homeware from Amazon’s delivery station in Norwich.
Leeway, an independent charity providing support to adults, young people and children who are experiencing domestic abuse in Norfolk and Suffolk, received the donation as part of the ‘Amazon In The Community’ programme, where the company supports the communities around its operating locations across the UK.
Leeway plans to use the donation to furnish a new refuge in Norfolk for housing women and children fleeing difficult circumstances.
Amazon Norwich Delivery Station Manager, Paolo Tempestini, said:
“Leeway is doing vital work in our community to help those most in need and we wanted to support their efforts with this 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.”
Mandy Proctor, Chief Executive of Leeway, added:
“We are really grateful for Amazon’s support, which has enabled us to furnish our refuge and to create a homely environment for the women and children we support here. It has been a challenging period and we have seen increased demand for our services, but we have been really grateful to everyone that has supported us during this time. We would like to say a massive thank you to the Amazon team from all of us at Leeway.”
Community donations is one of a number of ways in which Amazon is supporting communities across the UK during COVID-19.
Amazon have joined a coalition of companies, universities, and research institutions to boost testing capacity for COVID-19. Amazon’s logistics network, along with Royal Mail, will deliver test kits to critical workers and diagnostic sites set up around the UK.
Amazon is also providing free online STEM resources to students in lower-income communities to enable learning to continue during school closures and is working with charity partner Magic Breakfast to ensure they can continue to provide free breakfast provisions to children in disadvantaged areas.
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 70 permanent jobs at the delivery station in Norwich and works with a dozen independent delivery companies with more than 600 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.