Staff and volunteers at Mid and North East Essex Mind in Colchester have received a donation of £2,000 from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Tilbury.
Mid and North East Essex Mind aims to help people achieve and maintain good quality mental health and wellbeing. They provide a wide range of accessible, professional and confidential support services for communities, businesses and people of all ages.
The charity supports people across the region and plans to use the donation to help develop their online services to ensure local people and businesses can best access the wide range of support available.
The donation was made to Mid and North East Essex Mind as part of the “Amazon in the Community” programme, whereby the company supports the communities around its operating locations across the UK.
Carlos Guijarro Benito, Site Leader at Amazon in Tilbury, said:
“Mid and North East Essex Mind is a fantastic charity that provides a vital service in our community and we wanted to support their efforts with this donation. On behalf of everyone at Amazon in Tilbury, I’d like to thank the staff and volunteers at the charity for their important work during these current, challenging times.”
Stephanie Mills, Marketing and Fundraising Manger from Mid and North Essex Mind added: “This support from the Tilbury Amazon team will really help us to continue to offer our services to the people who need it most. On behalf of the staff and volunteers at Mid and North East Essex Mind, I’d like to thank Amazon in Tilbury for this great donation.”
Mid and North East Essex Mind is actively helping people deal with the challenges of the COVID-19 lockdown, supporting those in crisis and helping others with emotional problems to develop coping and recovery skills.
Community donations is one of a number of ways in which Amazon is supporting communities across the UK during COVID-19.
Amazon has 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.