16 Oct Jon Cartu States: Machester Children’s Hospital Charity receives ‘golden’
Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity and proton beam therapy centre at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust have welcomed donations of £4,000.
Starlight Robot Delivery to Proton Bean Therapy Centre, The Christie Hospital, Withington. L-R Penelope Hart-Spencer , play specialist with The Christie Hospital, Hannah Moody, Andy Hill and Imai Change. Picture by Chris Bull
As part of the Amazon Goes Gold campaign, during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, employee volunteers in Manchester have joined forces with colleagues in Warrington and Bolton to donate £3,000 to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity.
The team also donated a £1,000 gift voucher to the proton beam therapy centre at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and stopped by with a Marty Robot, which teaches children about computer science and engineering.
The annual campaign, launched in 2017, by Amazon raises awareness and funds during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In addition to partnering with hospitals and research organisations around the world, they also wrap a number of their delivery fleet in gold ribbons during the month of September to further increase awareness across its network.
Becky Griffiths, Corporate Fundraising Executive at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity said:
“It’s fantastic to see so many of the team at Amazon in Manchester come to work in their pyjamas in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. I’d like to thank Imani and the local team 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.”
Penelope Hart Spencer, play specialist at The Christie, said:
“We’re incredibly grateful for this donation which will definitely be put to good use for our younger patients. The Marty Robot is particularly exciting as it will be a huge benefit to children who need to carry on their education whilst they are receiving treatment.
“While we’re all facing a global pandemic, more than 300,000 children will also be diagnosed with paediatrics cancer this year, and it’s the number one non-communicable disease causing the death of children around the world.
“We’re incredibly proud to partner with Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity and The Christie Hospital for Amazon Goes Gold,” said Imani Change, Site Leader at the Manchester Amazon fulfilment centre. “We want patients and kids everywhere affected by childhood cancer to imagine the future innovators in themselves.”
This donation will support Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity’s mission to offer excellent treatment, research and care to its diverse population of young patients.
The donation to The Christie will be used to support activities and play equipment for young patients undergoing cancer treatment at The Christie.
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