VOLUNTEERS at a Reading charity received a special delivery when the team from Amazon’s delivery station stopped by with a £2,000 donation, last week.

Reading Refocus received the donation as part of the ‘Amazon In The Community’ programme, where the company supports the communities around its operating locations across the UK.

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Reading Refocus is a youth charity that aims to improve the lives of children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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By offering services such as mentoring, youth club sessions, arts projects and group trips, the charity helps young people in Reading thrive and succeed in their relationships with themselves, their peers, family and communities.

To mark the donation, members of Amazon’s Reading Delivery Station team visited Reading Refocus to meet some of the staff and volunteers.

Amazon’s Reading Delivery Station Manager, Gonçalo Melo, said: “On behalf of the Amazon team in Reading I would like to say a big thank you to Reading Refocus for inviting our team to meet some of the staff and volunteers.

"The work they do is admirable and it’s reassuring to know that we have such a supportive organisation within our community.”

Mary Genis, Chair of Reading Refocus, said: “We’re really thankful to receive this support from Amazon in Reading and it was great to meet the team.

"To have a business like Amazon behind us is really encouraging.

"This donation will allow us to continue to help more young people in Reading achieve their full potential.”

Amazon has created more than 50 permanent jobs at the delivery station in Reading and works with 10 independent delivery companies with hundreds of drivers.

Packages are shipped to the delivery station from Amazon fulfilment and sortation centres and loaded onto vehicles to get delivered to customers.