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28th Nov, 2021

Amazon Rugby staff raise £1,000 for children's cancer charity

STAFF at Amazon’s Rugby fulfilment centre got ready for bed to help a children’s cancer charity.

The online retailer’s Rugby team has made a £1,000 donation to Shine A Light as part of the company’s global Amazon Goes Gold campaign during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

The charity plans to use the money for their Shiny Hampers of Support project.

The money was raised during a month-long series of gold-themed events, in recognition of the international colour for childhood cancer.

The events included a 48-hour PJammin’ party, during which staff wore pyjamas to work in honour of children who spend every day in their nightwear during treatment.

Among those taking part was Ben Dawswell, who said: “It’s great that Amazon continues to support childhood cancer organisations both here in Rugby 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.”

Amazon Rugby site leader Gayner Coulson added: “We hope the donation provides a boost to the staff and volunteers who do so much for the children in our community.”

Now in its fifth year, Amazon Goes Gold is a global initiative to support the work of organisations to increase childhood cancer survival rates. This year’s charity partners include the Starlight Foundation, Together for Short Lives, and the Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group.

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