Dunstable Charity Benefits from Amazon Delivery Team

  • The Amazon delivery station team in Dunstable has donated some money to Kids in Action.

A charity that supports children with learning disabilities has received a £1,000 donation from the Amazon delivery station team in Dunstable.

Kids in Action is focused on positively transforming the lives of children and young people with disabilities. From the charity’s centre in Dunstable, Kids in Action runs a variety of social clubs, as well as daily, weekly and school holiday activities. The charity plans innovative experiences and activities to change and enrich young people’s lives and has extended this support throughout COVID-19 via online meetings.

Kids in Action plans to use the donation to refurbish the coffee shop at their Dunstable centre.

Amazon in Dunstable has supported Kids in Action since 2018, when the fulfilment centre team donated £4,500 towards the building of a green screen room for video and photography which has helped the children learn new skills and techniques in film making and production.

Amazon Dunstable Delivery Station Manager, Andrej Budkevic, said, “Kids in Action is doing vital work in our community to help children and young people living with disabilities reach their full potential and we wanted to support their efforts with this donation. The services offered by the charity’s staff and volunteers have never been more important and I’d like to thank them for everything they’re doing for our community during these challenging times.”

Paul Bowen-James, CEO of Kids in Action, added, “We are really grateful for Amazon in Dunstable’s continued support. This donation will allow us to continue providing the best care to the children that we look after. It has been a challenging few months and we can’t thank Amazon enough for thinking of us.”

Community donations are one of a number of ways in which Amazon is supporting communities across the UK during COVID-19.

Amazon has joined a coalition of companies, universities, and research institutions to boost testing capacity for COVID-19. Amazon’s logistics network, along with Royal Mail, will deliver test kits to critical workers and diagnostic sites set up around the UK.

Amazon is also providing free online STEM resources to students in lower-income communities to enable learning to continue during school closures and is working with charity partner Magic Breakfast to ensure they can continue to provide free breakfast provisions to children in disadvantaged areas.

For more information on how Amazon is supporting the UK during COVID-19, click here.

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 almost 100 permanent jobs at the delivery station in Dunstable and works with around a dozen 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 be delivered to customers.

  • You can help fundraise for Kids in Action here.