Emmaus Bolton has received a £1,000 cash donation from Amazon to fund our social welfare and homelessness work in the town.

The cash donation will help provide lodging, support and help deliver meaningful work opportunities for up to 22 of our residents, known as companions, at our social enterprises at Derby Barracks on Fletcher Street.

Bolton Neighbourhood Investment in Community Enterprises (NICE) also received £1,000 from Amazon in support of its work with community groups, charities and other organisations within the local area.

Our Director Tony Stephenson said: “Thank you to the team at Bolton Amazon – the last 18 months have been very difficult particularly as our various businesses have had to close during the lockdowns. This generous support from Amazon will help us to maintain a safe community for our Companions and assist us to continue our other work in the Bolton community.”

The charities received the donation as part of Amazon’s programme to support the communities around its operating locations across the UK.

General Manager at Amazon’s Bolton fulfilment centre, John Strydom, said “On behalf of everyone at Amazon in Bolton, I would like to thank the staff and volunteers at Bolton NICE and Emmaus for the services they provide for the Bolton community. We are pleased to support their important work with these donations.”

Giedre Stanionyte, who nominated the charities for support, said: “These charities are a lifeline for people in our community and I am really pleased Amazon could support them with these donations.”