G8way, a charity based in Wilmslow that supports children who may not be achieving their potential due to a variety of barriers to learning has received a £1,000 donation from Amazon’s Manchester fulfilment centre.

The charity partners with local schools, Poynton High School and Wilmslow High School in order to provide support for children who require alternative provision, and their families. The charity was nominated to receive the donation by a member of the team whose child attends the school. The £1,000 donation will be used to help fund the set-up of a literacy and reading area which will enable students to access to a variety of different reading material and wellbeing support journals.

The Amazon team visited the charity to celebrate the donation and learn about its services. The team also surprised the charity with eight Kindle devices and tickets to attend the annual Summer Festival.

Speaking on the donation, Amazon Manchester’s General Manager, Neil Travis said:

“When we learned that a member of our team uses G8Way’s services for their family via his school, we jumped at the opportunity to help. The charity plays such a vital role in our community and ensures young children receive the support and special care they need to succeed. We had a great time visiting the charity and learning about how they work with the local community.”

Sarah Clarke, G8Way Manager, stated: “We are so grateful to the Amazon team in Manchester for this generous donation. We rely entirely on donations like this to ensure that we can continue to support children with varying levels of need in our community. Amazon has gone above and beyond to show how much it cares, and I’d like to say a huge thank you to Neil and the team for lending a helping hand.”

The donation forms part of the “Amazon in the Community” programme whereby the company supports the communities around its operating locations across the UK.