The team from Amazon in Dunfermline held a special pyjama party at the fulfilment centre this week in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
The local team joined a global movement called #GoGold and linked in with colleagues in Amazon sites around the world to host a #PJammin ® party in support of local families affected by cancer.
The theme paid tribute to brave children with cancer who can spend a long period of time living in their pyjamas during treatment and recovery. Gold is the colour of the ribbon that is the international symbol of childhood cancer.
During the event, the Amazon team made a £1,400 donation to Rachel House Children’s Hospice, in Kinross. Rachel House is part of the Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (better known as CHAS) family. CHAS exists to keep the joy alive for children with life shortening conditions and their families. Amazon’s donation will be used to help the children and families CHAS supports at Rachel House make the most incredible memories together.
Speaking on the event, Graham Allison, General Manager at Amazon in Dunfermline, said: “Rachel House Children’s Hospice is amazing and it’s great to have a home from home for children in Kinross. We had loads of fun joining forces with our Amazon colleagues, as we seek to raise awareness and provide support for children and families impacted by childhood cancer.”
Angharad from CHAS, added: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to Graham and his team for their support with this donation. We’re so grateful that the work being done by our Hospice is being supported by the local Amazon team and I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone at the local fulfilment centre for organising the party and providing this support. It will make such a difference to the children with life-shortening conditions and their families that we support at Rachel House.”
The event and donation forms part of the ‘Amazon in the Community’ programme whereby the company supports the communities around its operating locations across the UK.