A domestic abuse helpline operating across Hertfordshire for twenty years has received a £1,000 donation from the team at Amazon in Hemel Hempstead.
Herts Domestic Abuse Helpline is a free, confidential support and signposting service for anyone affected by domestic abuse.
The donation from Amazon will continue to help raise awareness of this important service by allowing the charity team to produce additional resources and undertake media promotion countywide.
John McEwen, site leader at Amazon in Hemel Hempstead, said: ‘We are thankful for the outstanding work of the staff and volunteers at Herts Domestic Abuse Helpline and wanted to recognise their efforts with this donation.’
Gina Winston, an employee at Amazon in Hemel Hempstead, added: ‘Herts Domestic Abuse Helpline is a charity dedicated to eliminating domestic abuse across Hertfordshire and we could think of no better charity to support.’
Hayley Star, Manager of Herts Domestic Abuse Helpline, added: ‘Donations like this help us to support some of the most vulnerable in our community and we are hugely grateful to the Amazon team in Hemel Hempstead for their support.’
The donation to Herts Domestic Abuse Helpline comes not only as it marks its 20th anniversary but also as the charity celebrates being awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service on 2 June. This award is given for outstanding achievement by groups of volunteers and is the equivalent of an MBE for the charitable sector.
Further information about Herts Domestic Abuse Helpline is available on their website www.hertsdomesticabusehelpline.org and on their social media channels.
The donation to Herts Domestic Abuse Helpline was made as part of Amazon’s programme to support the communities around its operating locations across the UK.
Amazon is providing disadvantaged students with online STEM courses as well as teaming up with charity partner Magic Breakfast and delivering more than five million healthy breakfasts to families in England.