Amazon and employee volunteers in Hemel Hempstead have donated £1,000 to Children with Cancer UK as part of the company’s global Amazon Goes Gold campaign during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Amazon Goes Gold is Amazon’s annual campaign to raise awareness and funds during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In addition to partnering with hospitals and research organisations around the world, Amazon also wraps a selection of its delivery fleet in gold ribbons during the month of September to further increase awareness across its network. The Amazon Goes Gold campaign was launched in 2017.
Zarah Scott-Gunnlaugsson, Head of Fundraising at Children with Cancer UK said: ‘It’s fantastic to see so many of the team at Amazon in Hemel Hempstead come to work in their pyjamas in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness month – this year we want to raise awareness of the long-term side effects of cancer treatment on young patients. It’s often assumed that after treatment children will resume a normal life; however, we are acutely aware that for many this is not the case. We would like to thank Mark and the local team for raising awareness through #AmazonGoesGold and for providing us with this donation which will help us continue to fund vital life-saving research into kinder, safer treatments so that all children survive, and thrive, after treatment.’
While we’re all facing a global pandemic, more than 300,000 children will also be diagnosed with paediatric 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 Children with Cancer UK for Amazon Goes Gold,’ said Mark Keeney, Site Leader at the Hemel Hempstead Amazon fulfilment centre. ‘We want patients and kids everywhere affected by childhood cancer to imagine the future innovators in themselves. It’s an honour to make a difference for such an important cause that affects families around the world.’
This donation will support Children with Cancer UK in its mission to fund vital research so that one day every child with cancer can ring the End of Treatment Bell.