Thurrock charity welcomes support from Amazon team


VOLUNTEERS at a local charity received a special delivery this week when the team from Amazon’s delivery station in West Thurrock stopped by with a £2,000 donation.

Thurrock Forget Me Nots 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.

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Thurrock Forget Me Nots provides support to people in and around Thurrock who are living with dementia.

The donation will go towards providing and maintaining regular events for these groups to attend.

To mark the donation, members of Amazon’s West Thurrock Delivery Station team visited Thurrock Forget Me Nots to meet some of the staff and volunteers.

Amazon’s West Thurrock Delivery Station Manager, ​Ben Wade, said:

“On behalf of the Amazon team in West Thurrock I would like to say a big thank you to Thurrock Forget Me Nots for inviting our team to meet some of the staff and volunteers. The work they do is admirable and it’s reassuring to know that we have such a supportive organisation within our community.”

Margaret Howroyd from Thurrock Forget Me Nots said:

“We’re really thankful to receive this support from Amazon in West Thurrock and it was great to meet the team. Having the backing of local businesses like Amazon helps us continue supporting the people of Thurrock.”

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 80 permanent jobs at the delivery station in West Thurrock and works with around 15 independent delivery companies with hundreds of 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.

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