A Berkhamsted charity supporting the mental health and wellbeing of young people and a local LGBT+ youth project have received a £1,000 donation from the Amazon team in Hemel Hempstead.
The Swan Youth Project provides a safe and supportive environment for young people in the community. The charity encourages individuals to improve their mental and physical wellbeing by forming supportive peer relationships and learning new skills.
The LGBT+ Project supports LGBT+ young people in the community and provides a safe space for them to meet peers, be social and find support.
The donation from Amazon will be used to enable the young people to take part in a trip to see the Lion King. Many of these are vulnerable young people who would not have the ability or funds to see such a show otherwise and this is a fantastic opportunity to reward these young people and build their confidence.
Speaking on the donation, John McEwen, Site Leader at Amazon in Hemel Hempstead, said: ‘We are very happy to support The Swan Youth Project’s efforts with this donation. The staff and volunteers provide a fantastic service, and we’d like to thank them for everything they’re doing for the young people of Hertfordshire.’
Parul Dix, Project Manager from The Swan Youth Project, added: ‘I’d like to thank John and his team at Amazon in Hemel Hempstead for their donation. Donations like this help us continue to grow and provide opportunities for the young people in our community.’
The donation made to The Swan Youth Project 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.