LOCAL HOSPICE GETS A DONATION FROM AMAZON
A charity that provides care for children with life-limiting conditions has received a donation of £1,500 from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Tilbury.
Little Havens Hospice is based in Thundersley, just outside of Rayleigh in Essex. The charity supports children and young people up to age 19, and their families, from across Essex. Everyone matters at Little Havens; they care not just for the children, but their families and friends as well; providing emotional or educational support for everyone involved. This includes short breaks for respite, managing symptoms and providing accommodation for family.
Members of the Amazon charity committee visited Little Havens Hospice to find out more about the charity and how it’s supporting families in the community.
Speaking on the donation, Amazon Tilbury General Manager Prajvin Prakash, said: “Little Havens Hospice is an amazing charity, made up of a fantastic team of staff that does so much for the local community. The team offers invaluable support and we’re happy to lend a helping hand. We were so impressed with the facilities during our visit and it’s great to know the money is going towards such a worthwhile cause.”
Lydia Plews, Senior Business Development Officer at Little Havens Hospice, added: “Whether we care for a child for years, months, weeks or even just hours, the staff at Little Havens make a real difference to their life, but we can only do this because of the kindness of our supporters.
“On behalf of everyone at Little Havens, I’d like to take the opportunity to say thank you to the Amazon Tilbury team for their support. By making this donation everyone at the Tilbury fulfilment centre is helping a child living with a serious illness be as pain free and comfortable as possible – for as long as we’re needed. You truly are helping us fulfil our promise of ‘Making every day count.'”
The donation forms part of the ‘Amazon in the Community’ programme whereby the company supports the communities around its operating locations across the UK.