A CHILDREN’S hospital has received a much-needed boost in its fight against cancer thanks to a Warrington employer.

The team at Amazon Warrington has made a £2,000 donation to Alder Hey Children’s Charity as part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Now in its fifth year, the Amazon Goes Gold initiative aims to highlight and support the incredible work of many organisations to increase survival rates through life-saving treatments and research.

Each year, Amazon supports and collaborates with childhood cancer organisations across Europe, who make it possible for every child affected by cancer to fight for their future.

The £2,000 donation by Amazon’s Great Sankey warehouse will help the charity to make Alder Hey a ‘truly world-class, patient-friendly hospital’ for the 330,000 patients and families the hospital cares for every year.

Amazon Goes Gold saw the team at Amazon Warrington hold a month-long series of gold-themed events. The gold theme is in recognition of the international colour for childhood cancer.

Staff at Amazon in Warrington raising money for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Staff at Amazon in Warrington raising money for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

One of the events this year was a 48-hour ‘PJammin’ party’, with team members joining colleagues across the UK by wearing pyjamas to work in honour of children who spend every day in their PJs during treatment.

Tony Carr, site leader at Amazon Warrington, said: “It is fantastic to support Alder Hey as part of this year’s Amazon Goes Gold campaign.

“We hope the donation provides a boost to the staff and volunteers who do so much for the children in our community.”

One of the Amazon employees in Great Sankey who took part in Amazon Goes Gold is Junia Sgarabotto.

She added: “It is great that Amazon continues to support childhood cancer organisations, both here in the north west of England and around the world.

“I loved taking part in the activities at our site and I am glad we are able to make this donation to such a brilliant charity in our community.”