Amazon donates £500 to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice

Amazon donate toy to the Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice near Sheffield. Pictured left to right: Anna Clark, (Bluebell Wood) Tony Critchley, (Kian's Dad) Marilynn Shiant, (Amazon) Kian Critchley (aged 8), Margaret Robinson (Bluebell Wood) and Sara Swinton (Amazon).
Amazon donate toy to the Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice near Sheffield. Pictured left to right: Anna Clark, (Bluebell Wood) Tony Critchley, (Kian's Dad) Marilynn Shiant, (Amazon) Kian Critchley (aged 8), Margaret Robinson (Bluebell Wood) and Sara Swinton (Amazon).

Team members from the Doncaster Amazon fulfilment centre, visited Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice to donate £500 of toys for children and families who use the service.

“We are delighted to have made another donation to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice”, said Paul Thorpe, Site Leader at the Doncaster site said. “Making a difference in the local community is important to the Amazon Doncaster team, who all play an important role in selecting the causes that we support throughout the year. Computer games, consoles and the ever-popular Scalextric set will no doubt be enjoyed by the families who receive support from this fantastic local charity.”

“We are delighted to receive these fantastic gifts from Amazon and it’s great to have the support of such a huge corporate business. We provide specialist care and support for more than 200 children and their families, both in our hospice and in the community,” said Joasia Lesniak, Corporate Fundraiser at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. “We’re extremely lucky to have so much support from people like Amazon who raise awareness of the work of our hospice, which is filled with love and laughter. It costs £3m a year to keep our doors open and we receive less than 10% government funding. Every penny raised makes a huge positive difference and I’d like to thank Amazon for this fabulous support.”

Children at Bluebell Wood Hospice received a donation of toys from Amazon in the run up to Christmas 2014. The donation, is part of a pledge from Amazon to provide £5,000 worth of gifts to the hospice and included a selection of Christmas books, Christmas DVDs for all ages and a number of portable DVD players. The donation is part of Amazon’s ongoing work within Doncaster and its surrounding areas, and follows recent donations of Kindle devices to local primary schools.