THE Joshua Tree, a charity that lends support to families in the north west affected by childhood cancer has welcomed a donation of £3,147 from Amazon's Omega site.

The donation is made up of £1,000 from the 'fulfilment centre' and £2,147 from a sponsored head shave by staff at the site.

The charity offers support to the entire family, helping to ensure that life remains as normal as possible during difficult times. Some of the services offered by the charity include emotional support, on a one-to-one basis or through therapy, practical support and hosting family activities and events and more.

The donation is being used to help sustain the vital support the charity offers to families affected by childhood cancer as it moves forward into a new centre.

Amazon Warrington’s site leader Prashant Pandey said: “We were thrilled to provide £1,000 to The Joshua Tree, and even more pleased when our staff came together to raise a further £2,147 for the charity through a sponsored head shave.

"The Joshua Tree provides such important support for individuals affected by cancer and their family members.

"We have been touched by this issue in a very personal way, as a colleague of ours, Darrell Smith, has been diagnosed with cancer.

"We’re very proud of the team for rallying together to raise more funds for such a meaningful cause.”

Mr Smith is an associate at Amazon's Great Sankey centre and has been with the company more than a year-and-half.

Pippa Watson-Peck, fundraising and communications manager at The Joshua Tree, added: “Coping with childhood cancer is devastating for families, and we try to ease that distress in any way we can.

"Without the support of businesses like Amazon in Warrington, we wouldn’t be able to provide the high level of service that these families so desperately need.

"I’d like to say a huge thank you to Amazon for the support with this donation.”