A charity based across west and central Fife has received a donation of £1,000 from the team at the Amazon fulfilment centre in Dunfermline.
Talking Tandems is a charity that promotes the social and health benefits of tandem cycling for those who are blind, partially sighted or have dual sensory loss. The charity offers one-on-one or group tandem cycling sessions, with its members and sighted volunteers.
The donation has been used to fund a family fun day for the volunteers and members for the charity’s 10th birthday party. The party was held at Lochore Meadows, Lochgelly, in the heart of Fife.
Speaking about the donation, Amazon Dunfermline’s General Manager Graham Allison, said:
“When we heard that Talking Tandems was about to celebrate its 10th birthday, the team at Amazon Dunfermline thought that it would be a great idea to get involved and contribute to the celebrations. It looked like an amazing day out for the members and their families so we’re glad that we could help out.”
Jan Brereton, Chairperson of Talking Tandems added:
“We were over the moon when we found out we would be receiving this donation from Amazon which helped us to throw a great 10th birthday bash. The day also marked another memorable occasion for Talking Tandems when we were presented with the ‘Jim Drummond Memorial Ride Tandem’, purchased with money raised by family and friends to leave a lasting legacy of Jim’s love of cycling.
“On behalf of myself, the volunteers and the members, I want to say a massive thanks to Graham and the rest of the team at Amazon in Dunfermline for this donation and to thank the Drummond family for all their fundraising efforts which enabled us to buy a very special tandem.”
This donation forms part of the ‘Amazon In The Community’ programme whereby the company supports communities around its operating locations around the UK.