Special Surprise For Amazon Community Hero

  • A member of the team at the Amazon fulfilment centre in Dunstable has been named as one of the company’s COVID heroes in recognition of her community work.

Carole Wee won an Amazon Star award, a UK-wide Amazon competition seeking to recognise and reward community heroes during COVID-19. Carole was nominated by her colleagues for her work in supporting multiple charities and community organisations during COVID-19.

Carole’s community work, a lifelong dedication, stems from her desire to help vulnerable people both in the UK and around the world. She’s particularly dedicated to helping people in the Philippines and while she supports many organisations like the Salvation Army and MISSIO, Carole is really passionate about homelessness and helping the people it affects.

Carole has also been supporting the staff at Luton and Dunstable Hospital during lockdown, delivering groceries and gifts to doctors, nurses and staff.

In tribute to Carole’s work in the community, the Amazon team in Dunstable surprised her with a £1,000 donation for DePaul, a charity supporting vulnerable people and a £500 Amazon gift card to use herself.

Carole said, “I’ve always believed that everyone should help those in need and my biggest passion in life is supporting the community. It’s something that’s very important to me and it’s lovely that my team at Amazon in Dunstable nominated me for an Amazon Star award. I’d like to thank them all for this lovely surprise and for the donation to DePaul, which will help many vulnerable people in our community.”

Ruzanna Sargsyan, Site Leader at Amazon in Dunstable, added, “Carole is an inspiration to us all at Amazon in Dunstable and we’re all really proud of her community work during COVID-19. It’s fantastic to have one of the Amazon Star winners here in Dunstable and I’d like to congratulate Carole on her very well-deserved award.”