THE prospect of more people being aware of childhood cancer has been boosted thanks to the efforts of Amazon workers in Warrington.

Employees at the retail giant’s Great Sankey fulfilment centre have joined forces with colleagues in Manchester and Bolton to donate £3,000 to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity.

This is part of the company’s annual Amazon Goes Gold campaign, which looks to raise awareness and funds during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

In addition to partnering with hospitals and research organisations around the world, Amazon has also wrapped a selection of its delivery fleet in gold ribbons to further increase awareness.


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Becky Griffiths, corporate fundraising executive at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity said: “It is fantastic to see so many of the team at Amazon come to work in their pyjamas in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

“I would like to thank them for raising awareness through #AmazonGoesGold and for providing us with a donation, which will be greatly appreciated by everyone at the children’s hospital and in the charity team.”

As the global coronavirus pandemic continues, more than 300,000 children will also be diagnosed with cancer this year, and it is the number one non-communicable disease causing the death of children around the world.

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Priyanka Bernard, site leader at Amazon Warrington, added: “We are incredibly proud to partner with Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity for Amazon Goes Gold.

“We want patients and kids everywhere affected by childhood cancer to imagine the future innovators in themselves.

“It is an honour to make a difference for such an important cause that affects families around the world.”

The donation will aid Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity’s mission to support excellence in the treatment, research and care provided to young patients.