Amazon and employee volunteers in Daventry have donated £1,000 to Northampton General Hospital Disney Ward as part of the company’s global Amazon Goes Gold campaign during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Amazon Goes Gold is Amazon’s annual campaign to raise awareness and funds during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In addition to partnering with hospitals and research organisations around the world, Amazon also wraps a selection of its delivery fleet in gold ribbons during the month of September to further increase awareness across its network. The Amazon Goes Gold campaign was launched in 2017.
Robert Powell, Community Fundraiser at Northamptonshire Health Charity, which supports Northampton General Hospital Disney Ward, said:
“It’s fantastic to see so many of the team at Amazon in Daventry come to work in their pyjamas in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness month. I’d like to thank Gareth and the local team for raising awareness through #AmazonGoesGold and for providing us with a donation, which will be greatly appreciated by everyone at the Northampton General Hospital Disney Ward.”
While we’re all facing a global pandemic, more than 300,000 children will also be diagnosed with pediatric cancer this year, and it’s the number one non-communicable disease causing the death of children around the world.
“We’re incredibly proud to partner with Northampton General Hospital Disney Ward for Amazon Goes Gold,” said Gareth Davies, Site Leader at the Daventry Amazon fulfilment center. “We want patients and kids everywhere affected by childhood cancer to imagine the future innovators in themselves. It’s an honour to make a difference for such an important cause that affects families around the world.”
This donation will support Northampton General Hospital Disney Ward in its mission to care for children with a wide range of illnesses.